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We asked ChatGPT to explain the pitfalls of using AI for legal advice

    We asked ChatGPT to explain the pitfalls of using AI for legal advice

    The results were eerily accurate

    There has been a lot of discussion in the media about ChatGPT, OpenAI’s incredible chatbot technology, which is capable of performing human-like conversations and tasks.

    So far, ChatGPT has passed exams for MBA courses at Ivy League business schools and the U.S. Licensing Exam. It even eked out a passing grade on an American law school exam (although a C+ wouldn’t cut the mustard for a Clark Woods LLP lawyer!).

    But the technology is still new, and there is a lot of uncertainty about how artificial intelligence will shape the legal profession and our world.

    To get some clarity, we thought we’d reach out to an expert: ChatGPT. The results were eerily accurate.

    Q: What are some of the pitfalls of using ChatGPT for legal purposes?

    A: Using AI content generators like ChatGPT for legal purposes can be problematic for several reasons.

    First, the language used in legal documents is often highly specific and technical, and AI content generators may not be able to fully understand and replicate the nuances of legal language. This could lead to inaccuracies or inconsistencies in the generated content, which could be problematic in a legal context.

    Second, AI content generators are not able to fully understand the context and intent behind the legal document they are generating. This could lead to the generation of content that is not appropriate or relevant to the specific legal matter at hand.

    Third, AI content generators can be easily duped into generating content that is biased, inaccurate or even illegal. As a result, the generated content cannot be relied upon as a legal document.

    Lastly, AI content generators like ChatGPT, being a model and not a human, lack the ability to interpret and apply the law, as well as understanding the legal reasoning.

    In conclusion, while AI content generators like ChatGPT can be useful for generating legal content, it is important to be aware of their limitations and use them with caution. It’s always better to have a human review before any legal document is finalized.