Last updated: June 23, 2023, 6:02 PM IST
United States of America (USA)
A US judge has sanctioned the lawyer who submitted a legal brief written by the AI chatbot ChatGPT that included quotes from non-existent court opinions and bogus quotes.
Attorney Steven A Schwartz, who sued Colombian airline Avianca after believing quotes from ChatGPT are real when in fact they were fake, has been fined $5,000 by Manhattan U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, CNBC reports.
Along with Schwartz, the court also sanctioned and fined attorney Peter LoDuca in the same incident.
Castel said the attorneys, LoDuca and Schwartz, “abandoned their responsibilities” when they filed the AI-written brief in their client’s lawsuit against the Avianca airline in March, and “then continued to cling to the false opinions after court orders called into question their existence,” the report said.
He also ordered them to notify any judge falsely identified as the author of the false verdicts on the sanction.
“The court will not demand an apology from respondents because a forced apology is not a sincere apology. Any decision to apologize is left to the respondents,” Castel wrote in his order.
The judge also granted Avianca’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit in a separate injunction filed on behalf of Roberto Mata, who alleged that a metal tray hit his knee on an August 2019 flight from El Salvador to New York, seriously injuring him , said the judge. report.
In April, as part of an investigative study, ChatGPT falsely placed an innocent and highly respected US law professor on its list of lawyers who had a history of sexually harassing students.
Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Chair of Public Interest Law at George Washington University, was shocked to realize that ChatGPT had named him as part of a research project on lawyers sexually harassing someone.
“ChatGPT recently released a false story accusing me of sexually assaulting students,” Turkey posted in a tweet
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