Jul 10

ChtGPT feeds lawyers false information

Lawyers arguing a case at the Johannesburg regional court in South Africa have been called out in a judgement for using fake references generated by ChatGPT. The Sunday Times reports that although ChatGPT had referred to actual cases and given real citations, the citations related to different cases than the ones named, and were not at all appropriate to the basis of the case in question. No action was taken against the lawyers beyond a punitive costs order against their client, with the judge saying that “the embarrassment associated with this incident is probably sufficient punishment”.