Beware of Ethical Perils When Using Generative AI!
April 13, 2023
Generative AI is Alluring to Lawyers, but is it Safe?
According to a Lexis Nexis survey released in March 2023, 60% of lawyers have no plans to use generative AI at the present time. Considering that OpenAI’s ChatGPT was only released in November of 2022, that’s not particularly surprising. Lawyers are certainly not noted for rapidly adopting new technology.
What’s astonishing to us is how many lawyers HAVE started working with generative AI, most often ChatGPT, which will largely be the focus of this article. Google’s Bard and Microsoft’s Bing Chat (based on ChatGPT) are still edged out by OpenAI’s ChatGPT in studies – and our own unscientific observation is that far more lawyers are using ChatGPT compared to its rivals. ChatGPT is the fastest growing app ever released with over 100 million active users just two months after its release.