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ChatGPT and the Practice of Law: Ignore at Your Peril

Legaltech News

In this article, Robert Kovacev argues that while lawyers must be thoughtful in their use of tools like ChatGPT, they cannot afford to ignore the advances in generative artificial intelligence (AI) that are sweeping the industry. Ever since AI entered the public's imagination, there have been predictions that legal practice would be taken over by the machines, but so far all such predictions have largely proven false. The recent advent of ChatGPT reopened that debate. Impressive as the technology is, it is very far from being an authoritative source of legal advice. Kovacev outlines the reasons attorneys should familiarize themselves with ChatGPT's capabilities and benefits and discusses the technology's limitations and ethical considerations. He concludes this article with a conclusion he asked ChatGPT to write.