China has its share of upholding the law but it appears the country is now on the verge of addressing that.

Crime team researchers have reportedly come up with a smart artificial intelligence (AI) that would be able to file criminal charges on erring suspects. It is reportedly known as “System 206.”

According to reports, the said AI is 97% accurate and will help make life easier for legal teams when dealing with criminals.

It is reportedly based on Shanghai's eight most common crimes: credit card fraud, gambling, dangerous driving, theft, fraud, intentional injury, obstructing official duties and "picking quarrels and provoking trouble."

The prosecution machine can be used to enforce all sorts of rules against ordinary people.

According to Professor Shi Yong, the lead for the project, the AI can replace prosecutors in the decision-making process but to a certain extent. He adds that this would allow prosecuting teams to focus on more complex tasks than spend time doing paperwork.

“System 206” can allegedly take a brief written description of a criminal case and quickly identify the appropriate charges. These are then passed onto a court for trial or sentencing, which could lead to people going to jail.

And while the advancement appears something to look forward to in upholding the law and bringing down crime rates, some remain skeptical.

"The accuracy of 97 percent may be high from a technological point of view but there will always be a chance of a mistake," one prosecutor said in a report from the South China Morning Post.

This is not the first time that technology is being tried to improve a region’s justice system.

There was an AI-powered risk assessment tool that was used before but it incorrectly labeled black defendants as being twice as likely to re-offend over white people.

This led the US government to begin regulating the use of AI in the justice system to prevent unequal or racist outcomes.

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