A Lawyer Used ChatGPT to Support a Lawsuit. It Didn't Go Well.

by Jacob Solomon May 30, 2023 News
A Lawyer Used ChatGPT to Support a Lawsuit. It Didn

People have tried to use the service for everything from measuring stock performance to writing college essays that they pass off as their own.

Clients who pay for professional services may not be happy to see artificial intelligence used on their behalf.

A lawyer ended up in hot water after using court research generated by the internet. The system is supported by Microsoft.

A tech executive was asked to pay 2 billion dollars for a flight change.

Roberto Mata enlisted the New York law firm Levidow, Levidow & Oberman after he was hit by a metal cart at JFK airport.

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Lawyer 'Unaware That Its Content Could Be False'

Mata had filed a lawsuit against the airline over his injuries. Mata's lawyers were unable to argue why the case should continue when the airline asked a Manhattan federal court to throw out the case.

Six of the submitted cases seem to be bogus judicial decisions with bogus quotes and internal citations.

The Get Free Report and Korean Air Lines were found not to exist after cases of other customers suing Delta Airlines.

The warning that it may "produce inaccurate information" was issued prior to the production of text.

Schwartz told the judge that he regretted the situation, that he wouldn't use it again, and that he didn't intend to deceive anyone.

The judge said the situation was unprecedented.

A June 8 court hearing will determine if Schwartz should be reprimanded.

Debate About When ChatGPT Can Be Used 

If it was used to speed up tasks, it would be less frowned upon. A web developer going under the name Daniel recently told Vice's Motherboard that he uses the platform to answer certain emails and do the early work of writing code on his own.

The ongoing discussion about how much one can use it before it becomes unethical is keeping those using it quiet.

A tech worker who got a side job writing marketing materials told Vice that he got 80% of his job done. The worker didn't want to get in trouble with his employer, so he kept his identity a secret.

No one should use the program without making sure the results are legit.