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The dangers of ChatGPT/AI - another hallucination case.

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  • The dangers of ChatGPT/AI - another hallucination case.

    This post is a reminder to anyone using artificial intelligence "large language models" to conduct legal research that these systems are prone to 'hallucination'. They make things up.

    There was a well-publicised case in the States a few months ago in which a lawyer had used an AI model to help prepare submissions to the court. The model cited case law - but the cases did not exist. They were fabrications. Now this has happened in an English tribunal. Read paragraphs 1 to 24 of Harber v Commissioners of HMRC, it won't take long.

    If you must use an AI model, check everything that it produces for you.
    Lawyer (solicitor) - retired from practice, now supervising solicitor in a university law clinic. I do not advise by private message.

    Litigants in Person should download and read this: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/..._in_Person.pdf
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    Very interesting, thank you.
    All opinions expressed are based on my personal experience. I am not a lawyer and do not hold any legal qualifications.

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    • #3
      Another relevant article in which a Court of Appeal judge admits to using AI assistance.

      https://www.lexology.com/library/det...7-98d0c6c429e5
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      • #4
        Alternative link if you donít have an account with lexology.

        https://www.ashfords.co.uk/insights/...n-his-judgment
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        • #5
          I have used ChatGPT to help prepare notes for students. It can remove a lot of drudgery in preparing a first draft. But it needs to be checked, and I have found mistakes in its output. But it saved time in preparing those notes, even if you include my time spent checking and amplifying. I am sure lawyers will be using AI regularly.

          The most important thing is that, as Birss LJ said, you have to take personal responsibility for your work.
          Lawyer (solicitor) - retired from practice, now supervising solicitor in a university law clinic. I do not advise by private message.

          Litigants in Person should download and read this: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/..._in_Person.pdf

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          • #6
            test - 2 earlier replies to post #4 appear to have been sent to the spam holding cell.
            Lawyer (solicitor) - retired from practice, now supervising solicitor in a university law clinic. I do not advise by private message.

            Litigants in Person should download and read this: https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/..._in_Person.pdf

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            • #7
              Originally posted by atticus View Post
              test - 2 earlier replies to post #4 appear to have been sent to the spam holding cell.
              I've approved your post. Blame AI.

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