The Dubai authorities are working on implementing a courtroom for rental disputes with an artificial-intelligence judge and no staff.
The Rental Disputes Centre (RDC), the main judicial body of Dubai’s Department of Land and Property (DLD), has confirmed it is planning to implement a ‘court probe’ initiative based on artificial intelligence (AI).
RDC director Judge Abdulqader Mousa said the introduction of AI and new technology to modernise the judicial system, in the process digitalising all its core services, would lead to more accuracy and speed.
Judge Mousa added: “This comes in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, to provide a distinguished work system that elevates Dubai’s position globally.”
The RDC director said: “Remote litigation now provides easy, convenient and quick alternatives for society, which has contributed to achieving smart transformation in procedures and services to ensure customer happiness, comfort, and security in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“RDC is working on the completion of the first-of-its-kind Court Probe project, which is litigation without a judge, using artificial intelligence technology, by providing all of RDC’s services in a smart and interactive manner within an integrated platform and without the need for staff.
“During H1 2021, the department managed to settle amicably 8,713 disputes with a value of AED 2.53 billion (GBP 497 million) within an average of seven days, allowing RDC to achieve its vision of being the international reference point for the resolution of rental disputes, especially in the speedy settlement of rental disputes and reducing their time period.”
Judge Mousa said the RDC resolved 61,555 main rental cases between 2015 and 2020, around 2 percent of the total number of rental contracts (4.3 million) registered with the DLD during the same period.
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