ChatGPT: what is it, and should the legal community embrace it?

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ChatGPT is short for “Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer”.  It is an artificially intelligent text generation bot that can have a conversation.  It does so by using a language processing algorithm called a “Transformer”, which generates natural language responses to user input. There are various user platforms, for example,  ChatGPT is simple, like any human-to-human virtual chat: click the link, type, receive an answer, and respond.

I recently had the pleasure of discussing this new development on a soon-to-be-released podcast co-hosted by Delos Dispute Resolution and Orrick.  Adith Haridas (co-founder of the digital disruptor AirPMO) provided insights from a chatbot developer’s perspective.  Tunde Oyewole (counsel at Orrick) explored whether it could and should be used in advocacy.  In this blog post, I take a step back and ask about the ethics of the whole exercise – in particular whether a chatbot is something the legal community could and should embrace.

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