Can ChatGPT be a lawyer? What you need to know about AI-generated content and the law
In recent years, artificial intelligence has served as a disruptor to many industries and the arrival of ChatGPT has added fuel to the disruption.
ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI. The Chatbot can generate human like responses to questions and can assist with articles, essays, draft emails, carry our research and much more. Its wide usage has helped in achieving unprecedented levels of popularity since the initial release date on 30 November 2022.
In January 2023, just two months after launching, ChatGPT is estimated to have reached 100 million active monthly users. According to a UBS study, this places ChatGPT as the fastest growing consumer application in history. By comparison, it reportedly took Spotify five months to gain its first million users and Instagram 2.5 months. ChatGPT was able to hit this milestone in its first 5 days.
All this combined has led many industries – the legal profession being no exception – to ask: could ChatGPT replace some of what we do?