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UK Court of Appeal Judge Admits to Using AI to Write Judgements

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Photo: Lord Justice Birss disclosed his utilization of ChatGPT to compose specific sections of legal documents related to intellectual property law, Source: Collage TheGaze
Photo: Lord Justice Birss disclosed his utilization of ChatGPT to compose specific sections of legal documents related to intellectual property law, Source: Collage TheGaze

During a legal society event, Lord Justice Birss disclosed his utilization of ChatGPT to compose specific sections of legal documents related to intellectual property law. 

This revelation has been reported by The Register. 

According to the judge, he copied and pasted text into his written decision, noting the considerable potential of AI tools.

"I believe the most significant aspect is the ability to request these sophisticated language models to synthesize information. This is beneficial, and it will be utilized, as I can attest," Judge Birss stated. 

Furthermore, it is noteworthy that this marks the first instance of a British judge openly acknowledging seeking assistance from artificial intelligence in the course of their work. 

The use of generative AI, to date, has sparked debates, as the technology is known to have credibility issues and is susceptible to significant errors. For example, in the United States, two attorneys faced severe criticism after using ChatGPT in their client's defense in court, only to later discover that the program had generated false information.

Meanwhile, Judge Birss from the appellate court of the United Kingdom emphasized that he takes full responsibility for his judgments and has no intention of delegating them to someone else. The judge stressed that AI merely accomplished a task he had already intended to perform and for which he had a precise answer.

At the same time, language model technology based on generative AI continues to proliferate worldwide and expand into new domains of application. From crafting scientific papers to client management and creativity, its reach continues to grow. 

For instance, Coca-Cola released a limited series of carbonated beverages called "Coca-Cola Y3000" which marked the "first futuristic flavor co-created with humans and artificial intelligence." 

Initially, researchers at the beverage company gathered insights into how consumers envision the taste of the future. Subsequently, this data was handed over to AI, which assisted in developing flavor profiles and blending tastes.

Moreover, recently, the largest American news agency, Associated Press, issued a comprehensive guide to its staff on using artificial intelligence in journalism.

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