The sensationalism surrounding ChatGPT that has developed since its launch on November 30, 2022, has been fascinating to observe. For the uninitiated, ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (“AI”) chatbot that provides detailed responses based on conversational prompts from the user. It will compose pretty much anything you ask it to – whether it be an e-mail or an essay – and it will do so in a matter of seconds.
ChatGPT quickly made headlines following its debut as students started using it to do their homework assignments and journalists responded with shock as they tested its ability to write news articles for them. The sentiment from some vocal sources was negative and painted a dire picture regarding the impact ChatGPT could have in education and various industries – including legal services.