Generative AI in the Legal Profession
The Practice March/April 2023
When Open AI released ChatGPT in late 2022, it galvanized the collective imagination—and collective anxiety. Even lawyers wondered how such new AI technologies would change their profession.
Introducing the March 2023 Issue
New advances in generative AI are changing the conversation of what's possible every day. This issue takes stock of what the legal profession should be thinking about as we barrel forward into the future.
The Implications of ChatGPT for Legal Services and Society
To demonstrate ChatGPT's remarkable sophistication and potential implications, for both legal services and society more generally, most of this paper was generated in about an hour through prompts within the chatbot. The disruptions from AI’s rapid development are no longer in the distant future. They have arrived, and this essay offers a small taste of what lies ahead.
Do lawyers have a duty to be well-versed in the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence? And if so, what does that mean as ChatGPT and other (generative) AI technologies emerge and capture our collective imagination—and collective anxiety?