June 6th, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
1. SUMMARY OF INSIGHTS SO FAR. A scientist and tech lawyer impressions of ChatGPT, with emphasis on how it may impact the law going forward.
a. RL - "These are ALMOST the Droids we’ve been looking for!"
(i) Impressed by what appears to me to be a major advance in AI and usefulness to mankind. Encourage everyone to try it out. Experiment.
(ii) BUT - Some big limitations for legal applications already noted - PROMPT INPUT LIMIT AND AMNESIA (just 12 pages).
(iii) I'm doing qualitative experiments just to learn what it can and cannot do, not quantitative experiments.
b. DL - b. DL - Generative AI technology is impressive, but
- Chatbots are a zero day exploit in human intuition. Fluent language without intelligence. Chill out: it's just tech, not the robot revolution.
- Like any technology, generative AI will have a long adoption curve.
- It will take boring engineering and workflow design to get real value from.
- Exception: production of low quality content where truth is not an issue has gotten. But cost of producing that was already rapidly declining.
- There's lots of vendors out to make a quick buck exploiting the gee whiz factor.
- Do rigorous quantitative evaluation of the tech on your real-world task.
- IG and eDiscovery issues around employee use of generative AI are intriguing (e.g. copyright, who wrote something, etc.)
2. Three Quick Mentions of ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS.
A. Lawyer's Duty of confidentiality. Dave to explain technical change in OpenAI disclosure. Just 30 days exposure. Ralph to opine it should be compliant to use, except in certain circumstances. Still, disclose to client
B. Lawyer's Duty of Competence. Dave discuss comparisons with Predictive Coding change. Now available to all to try out. Ralph, encourage self Experimentation, see what helps and verify vendor claims, Dont fall behind.
C. Lawyers Duty of Fairness to Court Counsel and Fiduciary Duties to Client. Ralph discuss disclosure to client of tools used to save time, plus small confidentiality risk. Advise counsel and court of use of LLMs to find and preserve evidence? Dave - Time to test reliability; cautions.
3. LATEST CHANGES TO GPT TECHNOLOGY. What's new from both Dave and Ralph's perspective.