AI takes another step forward, it’s the judge’s turn to use ChatGPT in court
- Tram Ho
Judge Juan Manuel Padilla Garcia, of Cartagena (Colombia), said he used the AI tool to ask legal questions and include them in his decision.
According to court documents, the case involved a dispute with a health insurance company over whether a child with autism is covered for medical treatment.
Legal questions included in the AI tool include “Are minors with autism exempt from paying for their therapies?” and “Will the constitutional court’s jurisdiction make decisions in favor of similar cases?”.
ChatGPT replied: “Yes, this is completely valid. According to Colombian law, children with autism are exempt from paying for all treatment.”
Chatbot even cites law number 1753, Colombia’s 2015 law on benefits that applies to all medical facilities whether public or private. ChatGPT’s response was also recorded in court records, and Judge Garcia ruled that the insurance company should cover the patient’s costs.
However, judge Juan Manuel Padilla Garcia said ChatGPT and AI programs will help in drafting legal documents but cannot replace judges.
“The purpose of including these AI-generated texts is not to replace the judge’s decision,” he said.
He emphasized that despite consulting with AI, he is still a judge, still thinking and having his own opinion. Judge Juan Manuel Padilla Garcia said that ChatGPT does not threaten the current legal system but will become an effective support tool for judges.
Colombian law does not prohibit the use of AI in court decisions, but systems like ChatGPT are notorious for providing biased, discriminatory answers. This is because the language model doesn’t actually understand the text, the engine just aggregates answers based on millions of examples used to train the system.
The creator of ChatGPT, OpenAI, has implemented filters to remove some bad replies. But the developers still warn that the tool still has significant limitations and should not be used for decision making.
This is the first time a judge has admitted to using an AI text generator like ChatGPT to consult. Even so, the use of these systems in court has been criticized.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a chatbot developed by Open AI, launched on November 30, 2022. After only 5 days, millions of users have signed up for this tool. ChatGPT is rated as ‘answering questions like a real person’, able to present ideas logically, with depth and extremely fluently for complex questions.
Rated as a more powerful tool than any chatbot has ever been, ChatGPT can write scripts, write college-level essays, write content…
When ChatGPT was first launched, many test users said that ‘ChatGPT can replace Google’s search engine’. Previously, Google ignored such comments and said ‘nothing to worry about’. But just a month later, Google’s executive team suddenly “turned the wheel” and panicked at the potential threat of this chatbot. Even just before Christmas, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, rushed to issue a ‘Code Red’ for the whole company because ChatGPT is becoming too explosive globally.
Soon after, Microsoft announced plans to invest $10 billion in OpenAI. Microsoft is said to be planning to roll out a Bing feature that incorporates the technology behind ChatGPT. According to The Information, the Bing feature is intended to provide users with answers to certain searches rather than just showing relevant links.
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Source : Genk