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Can ChatGPT help with a family law case?

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What is AI? 

AI, or “artificial intelligence”, are very advanced computer systems that can do a range of remarkable things.  

Some AI can create text and images. These are called “generative AI”.  

Other forms of AI are called “non-generative”. For example, facial recognition and some forecasting software is run by AI. 

How does AI work? 

At this time, no one fully understands how these systems work.  

An AI system is fed a huge amount of information and is able to make sense of it very quickly. It finds patterns in the information and then presents what would be “a reasonable continuation” of the pattern, given what it has seen so far. 

Sometimes AI will “hallucinate”, which means it will invent information that is not real or accurate, but is in keeping with the patterns the AI has observed. 

Most of the material given to AI systems was done without the permission of the people who created it. 

What is ChatGPT? 

ChatGPT is an example of generative AI. It is created by OpenAI, an American company that works with Microsoft. 

ChatGPT produces text. It can very quickly provide you with easy-to-read information. 

Currently, there is a free version of ChatGPT and a paid version. The free version uses older information. Anyone can create an account to access the free version online. 

How can ChatGPT help with a family law case?

ChatGPT is very limited in how it can help with a family law case. Our new resource, Can Chat GPT help with a family law case? explores this topic in greater detail.