Monday, August 26, 2019
One of the many things I like about AHMM is that they are willing to push genre boundaries. They occasionally publish a western, science fiction, or even fantasy story if it has a strong crime element.
Take this tale as an example. It tells of the first criminal case decided by a jury of AI surrogates. Nobody wants to be called to jury duty so computer programs are developed with the personalities of potential jurors. Unlike their real life counterparts they never get sick, or bored, they automatically understand all the technical jargon of expert witnesses and their biases can be tuned by the judge.
Could it ever happen? Probably not. But it's fascinating to think about it, and Cox's story provides several twists along the way to what might be justice.