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Lawsuit Champions Human Creativity Over AI Mimicry

Copyright laws can protect against sophisticated plagiarism.

Is it possible to violate the copyright on a written work without actually copying the exact words in it?  Yes. And that fact points up how ChatGPT can trample human authors’ rights to their creative work products.   The previous article, Authors Guild Sues OpenAI for Unlawful Copying of Creative Works, described the lawsuit filed by The Authors Guild and many individual writers against OpenAI (and related defendants) for having taught ChatGPT how to copy the writers’ articles and books and then to generate “derivative works.”  The lawsuit first charges that OpenAI made unauthorized copies of billions of words of text, including likely thousands of entire books and articles, to use as training materials for ChatGPT. Making such copies would Read More ›

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Can Lawyer Robots Solve Complex Legal Cases?

A lawyer recently used ChatGPT in a court case, but it generated false citations. Can AI be trusted at all in the courtroom? Lawyer Richard Stevens explains how in legal cases, meaning, context, and nuance are essential, and can’t be “computed” by artificial intelligence.  Additional Resources

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AI in the Courtroom: How to Program a Hot Mess

Could AI make competent judicial choices in the court?

Imagine we’re assigned to design the artificial intelligence (AI) software to carry out legal analysis of cases like a human judge. Our project is “CourtGPT,” a system that receives a factual and legal problem in a case where there are two opposing parties, analyzes how certain statutes and other legal principles apply to the facts, and delivers a decision in favor of one of the parties. CourtGPT will make “legal decisions,” not decide “jury questions of fact,” and thus will function like a judge (not juror). To write a computer program of any complexity, we start by describing the entire program’s operations in English (my native tongue). Pro tip: If you cannot describe how your program operates in human language, then you cannot Read More ›