I “interviewed” ChatGPT and it answered all my questions!
Yes, it’s true. I interviewed ChatGPT to find out, among other issues, the actual effect of AI on legal use cases.1 To be clear, ChatGPT is not a person, as you very likely know! It is “a natural language processing tool driven by AI technology that allows you to have human-like conversations and much more with the chatbot. The language model can answer questions and assist you with tasks, such as composing emails, essays, and code.”2 And chatbot is “a software application that aims to mimic human conversation through text or voice interactions, typically online.” 3
The legal community is racing to take advantage of the best use cases to produce efficiencies using generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). 4 So, during my interview, I explored the emerging legal use cases with the source itself, the free public ChatGPT application.
For this article, I have attributed all content to the publicly available ChatGPT application by taking direct quotes from the tool’s responses with zero embellishment — edited only for brevity. Comments contributed by me appear under my name exclusively. Any of you who have tried ChatGPT will quickly recognize that the “questions” presented in this article are crafted in a conversational “interview” style. The actual queries used with ChatGPT are, by necessity, often stilted and iterative and make for far less entertaining reading.