Manama, Mar. 28 (BNA): Under the patronage of the Deputy President of the Supreme Judicial Council and President of the Court of Cassation, Chancellor Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Buainain, the webinar on “Artificial Intelligence in Judiciary” (Mahakim 4.0) kicked off today, with the participation of a wide range of international and regional experts and those interested in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and court affairs.
Chancellor Al-Buainain expressed delight at the kingdom’s hosting of the web conference on AI at a time all nations are competing to deliver the best for humanity, through using the latest applications in all aspects of life.
In his opening speech, Chancellor Al-Buainain said that AI has gradually contributed to improving the quality of work at the public and private sectors.
He added that the Bahraini legislator has issued several laws to regulate digital rights and the obligations arising from them, including a law on information technology crimes, a law on protecting personal data, a law on letters and electronic transactions, and a law on negotiable electronic records.
The kingdom has ratified the Arab Convention on Combating Information Technology Offences, and joined the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts, he also said.
Al-Buainain said that the judicial field is not isolated from technological developments, as the judicial system in the Kingdom is keen to digitize, facilitate and shorten the litigation procedures before the courts, while preserving the principles and guarantees on which fair trial is based, as affirmed in the Kingdom’s constitution and approved by international conventions.
He added that modern technology and AI will are being introduced in the judicial field, in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s directives to adopt and use AI technology in the service sectors, particularly the judiciary, which will contribute to achieving sustainable development goals and the goals of the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030, as well as to enhancing the kingdom’s judicial status regionally and globally.
Organised by the Artificial Intelligence Society and the UAE GEC Media Group, in partnership with AMA International University, the web conference attracted speakers from Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Belgium and Bahrain.