Indian Startup ManCorp Innovation Labs Aims to Assist Supreme Court Using AI

By Nicholas Say Nicholas Say has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on July 5, 2021

ManCorp Innovation Labs, an Indian startup working on Artificial Intelligence solutions, is harvesting the power of AI to improve India’s judicial system.

The startup is the developer of the “Supreme Court Portal for Assistance in Court’s Efficiency” (SUPACE) platform, which was implemented by India’s Supreme Court back in April. The platform uses AI to facilitate legal research and review, facilitating the functions of the country’s most important court.

Manthan Trivedi, ManCorp’s Co-founder and Chief Executive, referred to the platform by stating,

“Most of the legal fraternity still work traditionally and use general tech tools at a time when other high-value services have specialized offerings. Accountants have Tally, architects have AutoCad. We saw an opportunity to create something similar for lawyers and judges.”

With an AI-powered chatbot, the platform can read scanned documents to extract relevant facts, which it then automatically summarizes for the user and uses in conjunction with an integrated workflow system.

The use of AI, more specifically machine learning, allows the program to learn and improve itself as it reviews more documents. This means the platform doesn’t only save time to judges and staff but the benefits will increase as time goes by.

Founded by Harvard dropout Manthan Trivedi along with Rathin Deshpande and Vishnu Gite, the startup had already worked with the High Courts of Patna and Jharkhand to develop software solutions for the legal and judicial systems. These solutions then operated like pilots for some of the components of SUPACE, which is likely to continue growing in the future.

However, AI-powered solutions like that offered by ManCorp have raised ethical concerns about the increasing decision-making role of AI in several sectors.

Trivedi referred to such concerns by highlighting the role he believes AI-solutions should play,

“AI is a means to improve human decision-making by allowing them to make informed choices. Just like in human decision making even with AI we must be careful in reducing bias and increasing internal regulation for better complementary function.”

Now, the 40-member Indian startup is looking for investors and new applications for its solutions, which the team believes can be expanded and deployed in other sectors.

By Nicholas Say Nicholas Say has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Nicholas Ross Say is a news desk editor at Grit Daily. An award-winning journalist, he covers the daily startup beat. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has lived in South America and South East Asia. At present, Nicholas lives in Southern Vietnam where the Sun shines, and the noodles flow like wine. He's written for Blockonomi and Coin Journal, among others.

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