I asked ChatGPT to write 10 original legal jokes. I don’t think Dave Chapelle has got anything to worry about.
As artificial intelligence increasingly makes high-stakes decisions without direct human intervention, the domains of legal liability and ethical responsibility drift into uncharted territory. From medical diagnoses to judicial sentencing to self-driving vehicle accidents, complex AI systems utilize vast data processing capabilities to take consequential actions autonomously. But who is held accountable when inevitable errors arise, … Read more
The New York Times has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI alleging that their generative AI systems, including Copilot/Bing Chat and ChatGPT, infringe on the Times’ copyrighted articles by copying and using them without permission to train the AI models. The Times’ key points: As of this writing, the defendants have not responded.
As artificial intelligence continues to transform the legal landscape, it brings forth a host of opportunities and challenges. One critical aspect that legal clients must prioritize is the protection of privacy in the era of AI. I explore below the privacy risks associated with AI and provide actionable insights for legal professionals to navigate this … Read more
AI and ethics can walk hand-in-hand. Ever pondered what role artificial intelligence might play in the legal landscape? As technology marches on, AI offers unique opportunities for legal professionals. But training AI isn’t all ones and zeros. Ethical, regulatory, and practical considerations abound. Training AI for legal tasks isn’t a walk in the park. It demands … Read more
The data trails we leave each dayContain our joys, beliefs, errors of the past.The systems trained on such displayBiases that within were cast. Imprints of preconception live on,As algorithms crunch through unfeeling bits.Creating models that still drawnTo the prejudices found in it. They mirror latent flaws back to us,Mathematizing the biases we’ve made.Garbage in begets … Read more
Artificial Intelligence systems can unintentionally perpetuate and amplify societal biases, leading to unfair outcomes. This can occur because the AI algorithms reflect the biases in the data used for training. The video below presents the reasons biases can occur and the ways those biases can be overcome. We’ll talk more about training in the near … Read more
The New Jersey Supreme Court has issued preliminary guidelines on the use of Artificial Intelligence by NJ attorneys. Here is a summary of the key points from the notice regarding the guidelines. The core ethical responsibilities of lawyers outlined in the Rules of Professional Conduct will not change by the integration of AI in legal … Read more
Artificial Intelligence is here to stay, but there are issues we need to handle. (video below)
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) represent unique digital assets that are typically used to represent ownership of digital art, collectibles, virtual real estate and other digital items. (For some background on NFTs see my primer.) Determining whether an NFT is a security is a complex and evolving legal question that depends on numerous factors and the jurisdiction … Read more
The U.S. Copyright Office has ruled that AI-generated artwork cannot be copyrighted. Let’s talk about that. But first a little background. What’s a Copyright A copyright is a legal right that grants exclusive control over the use and distribution of an original creative work. It gives the creator or owner of the work the exclusive … Read more
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• A profusion of classified documents was found • • In Uncle Joe’s house and The Donald’s compound • • Forty Five had the gall • • And Forty Six played ball • • Boy, there sure are a lot of top secrets floating around •
Founders may form many types of entities, including partnerships and regular corporations (C Corps), but two of the most popular types are limited liability companies (LLCs) and Subchapter S corporations (S Corps). Generally speaking, LLCs and S Corps are entities that allow profits and losses to be passed through to the owners of the entity, … Read more
There was a young man called George Santos / Whose life was a series of scant hopes / Thought he, “nothing can beat / A congressional seat” / So he lied and he lied, and he lied and he lied, and he lied and he lied, to the utmost
Sherlock Holmes in the public domain / Moriarity can only complain / The game is afoot / It’s time for a book / Sit back and have some [cough] champagne / More on copyright here and here.
An elderly lady with old money and new / Invested her wealth with the FTX crew / They bungled and stole / Left her deep in a hole / And now the old woman, she lives in a shoe / More on digital assets.
Word, Kanye, Kyrie / National Brotherhood Week / Words, natch, Tom Lehrer / In recognition of International Day for Tolerance. More on Tom Lehrer here.
LLC, a choice / Operating agreement / A necessity / More on LLC operating agreements here.
Non-competition / Employer: no loss, all gain / Sign the non-compete / Non-competition / Employee: fettered in chain? / Hold the non-compete / More on non-competition agreements here.