The ChatGPT Lawyer Explains Himself
Steven A. Schwartz, the lawyer who relied on A.I. via ChatGPT to craft a legal brief for a case in Federal District Court containing case law was in court to testify about his decision to use the legal motion filled with fake judicial opinion and legal citations. Schwartz claims he “did not comprehend” that the chat bot could contain false information.
Irina Raicu, who directs the internet ethics program at Santa Clara University, said this week that the Avianca case clearly showed what critics of such models have been saying, “which is that the vast majority of people who are playing with them and using them don’t really understand what they are and how they work, and in particular what their limitations are.”
Irina Raicu, director, internet ethics, quoted by The New York Times.