In order to record the court proceeding more efficiently, Pakistan’s judiciary, Civil Judge Asim Hafeez Chaudhry from Sialkot’s Tehsil Sambryal is using Google’s voice-to-type technology.
According to the local news, Asim Hafeez Chaudhry has recently adopted the technology and claims his results displayed 90% per cent accuracy at speeds ranging between 90 to 100 words a minute and dictate commands in both English and Urdu.
Chaudhry has also written to the Lahore High Court regarding the matter, in his letter he stated, “Keeping in view the bulk of the workload upon the courts … I am of the view that in case modern technology is used for recording of evidence, dictation of orders and preparation of various documents in the judicial proceedings, the speed of court work may be enhanced to an optimum level with maximum accuracy and clarity in the documents. Therefore, I submit my idea of using the Google voice typing tool in judicial proceedings for control of workload upon the courts and very humbly submit that the same may kindly be recommended for use in judicial proceedings for dictation.”
At present, the court statements are recorded by judges or by the stenographers. Approximately, 1.9 million cases pending are currently in Pakistani courts, with over 40,000 in the Supreme Court and more than 1.14 million in the district judiciary.
Furthermore, the Lahore High Court Justice Attar Mahmood has invited Civil Judge Asim Hafeez to give a presentation on his use of Google’s voice-to-type tool.
Reference links: www.technologytimes.pk