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ChatGPT and Generative AI Legal Research Guide

Introduction to Generative AI for Legal Research

Research Guide Introduction

This research guide provides a brief introduction to generative AI text generators and highlights their potential as a useful tool for legal research, while also acknowledging their limitations and potential pitfalls.

Introduction to Generative AI Text Generators

  • Generative AI text generators like ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot, Gemini, Claude 3, and Perflexity AI are computer programs that use advanced algorithms to analyze patterns in language and predict the next word in a sentence.
  • These models can generate new text that is similar in style and structure to the input data, allowing them to create sentences, paragraphs, or entire articles that closely resemble human-written content.
  • Common applications of generative AI text generators include language translation, content creation, and chatbots.

Can the Information They Produce Be Trusted?

  • No. While generative AI text generators may be a useful tool for legal research, it is crucial to exercise caution and thoroughly verify any content generated by these models before relying on it.
  • These models are just one of many tools available for legal research, and their output should always be cross-checked with other reliable sources to ensure accuracy and credibility.