Australia is currently supporting the use of artificial intelligence to handle divorce. An online app called "Amica" is help separate couples, make parenting arrangements, and divide assets for them.

Would You Allow an AI to Handle Your Divorce? Australia Supports the Use of Chatbot 'Amica'
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Farmer Emily Doolan and Joe Read depart the Catholic Church in Coonabarabran after their wedding ceremony on October 01, 2020 in Coonabarabran, Australia. During the height of Australia’s recent drought the Doolan family, who are 4th generation farmers, property turned to dust. After consistent rains this year across NSW the property has rebounded. During the worst of the drought, both the children of Ambrose and Lisa Doolan, Brett and Emily, returned home to work on the farm. Emily now resides on the property next door, and was today married to Joe Read, another local farmer. The wedding had been delayed first due to drought, then COVID-19. The newlyweds returned home to their small house amongst the now lush fields. In a major turnaround for the family, Ambrose was recently appointed the mayor of Coonabarabran. Farmers across NSW are enjoying a bumper harvest following drought breaking rains during the Australian winter.

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Amica came out helpful since the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic has pushed many couples at their limits. According to The Next Web's report, Relationships Australia's survey revealed that 42% of 739 respondents experienced a negative change in their relationship or marriage with their partner during the lockdown restrictions.

The study also found out that a huge number of couples are seeking separation advice. Because of these results, the Australian government supported the use of Amica.

Would You Allow an AI to Handle Your Divorce? Australia Supports the Use of Chatbot 'Amica'
(Photo : Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)
Farmers Emily Doolan and Joe Read pose for photos on their Coonabarabran property after their wedding ceremony on October 01, 2020 in Coonabarabran, Australia. During the height of Australia’s recent drought the Doolan family, who are 4th generation farmers, property turned to dust. After consistent rains this year across NSW the property has rebounded. During the worst of the drought, both the children of Ambrose and Lisa Doolan, Brett and Emily, returned home to work on the farm. Emily now resides on the property next door, and was today married to Joe Read, another local farmer. The wedding had been delayed first due to drought, then COVID-19. The newlyweds returned home to their small house amongst the now lush fields. In a major turnaround for the family, Ambrose was recently appointed the mayor of Coonabarabran.

The app uses an AI to provide suggestions to couples on how they can divide their money and property based on their circumstances. Although the chatbot offers many advantages, such as reduced emotional distress and convenience, its applications are still limited. Solely relying on Amica could also lead to some negative outcomes.

How Amica works

Amica's official website explained that the AI considers legal principles and applies them to the couples' circumstances. This means that the app relies on mass data, embedded and collected by the developers, from previous similar cases to make suggestions.

There are other apps just like Amica

In Australia, Amica is not the only AI that has this type of function. Penda and Adieu, which are used to help victims of family violence, are also available in the country. Penda, an AI-powered family legal service, can provide free legal and safety information. It also offers online legal information and advice without the need for face-to-face meetings with lawyers.

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