NJIT students were assigned two projects in 2019 for the Superior Court. The first project focused on using artificial intelligence to examine sentences handed out over the past 30 years, the team then used this information, and IBM’s Watson, to provide guidance and guidelines for judges to consider when sentencing criminal offenders.
For the second project, NJIT students were tasked with creating an app that would simplify the process for people charged with traffic violations. Currently, if someone wants to challenge a traffic charge, they must go to court in person, which costs time for them and the court. Using the app, someone facing a traffic violation could challenge the charge, then, if applicable, be given an option for a lesser sentence, or plead to a lesser offense if warranted.