Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Does ChatGPT Produce Fishy Briefs?

ABA Journal, Does ChatGPT Produce Fishy Briefs?:

Open AI ChatGPTLawyers are abuzz about the possible uses of ChatGPT. Could the artificial intelligence-powered chatbot write a persuasive legal brief worthy of judicial consideration? Given its limitations, we believe that’s unlikely. ChatGPT, a large language model developed by the San Francisco company OpenAI that launched in November, can draw only on sources available on the web; it cannot crawl appellate records or access subscription-based services such as Westlaw. Still, the ABA Journal decided to put the technology to the test just for kicks. ...

We knew the language generated by the technology would likely not measure up to noted legal lexicographer and longtime ABA Journal columnist Bryan A. Garner’s standards, but we gave it a try, asking ChatGPT for arguments for and against the petition to review the case. Are these briefs fishy? Is one better than the other? You be the judge.

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