Dr. Nachiketa Mittal, Professor of Law, India
Ritambhara Mittal, 5G Solution Architect, Amdocs USA
The authors are also the Project Leaders of a research study started in India titled “Project ChatGPT and Law Schools in India” to examine the implications of ChatGPT in legal education and legal research.
The ChatGPT, popularly known as the AI Chatbot, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool released in November 2022, today stands parallel to human intelligence in offering quick solutions akin to experts’ advice in all walks of life. GPT stands for “Generative Pre-trained Transformer.” It is a type of artificial intelligence model that uses deep learning techniques to generate human-like text.
Technology experts, policymakers, academia, content creators, and other stakeholders are closely examining it. The first interface with ChatGPT enthrals every user. It is proving charismatic, well-groomed in communication, and well-structured. It reflects each one of us in a personified way. ChatGPT has surpassed all levels and created an “Artificial Intelligent Tool” par excellence. Let us take a quick peek into the beginning stages of ChatGPT and what it offers.
Microsoft is the chief investor in the Open API project. Within two months, it has registered its footprints even in the remote corners of the Global South. Recently, in the World Economic Forum Meet at Davos, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, shared a case study that ChatGPT is facilitating information about government schemes to rural Indian farmer in the far-off pockets in India. This was surprisingly achieved by the Chatbot’s ability to translate and interpret a complex thought speech expression with its inbuilt GPT training for access to local information. This exceptional ability of ChatGPT to solve the day to day lay man issues makes it promising and worth exploring model.
But what is ChatGPT?
It is the first human-friendly, precise, concise, self-learning machine.
tool that is simple yet highly interactive and adaptable to every sector of the community. In ChatGPT’s own words- “I am a language model developed by OpenAI. I am trained in a diverse range of internet text and can generate human-like text in response to prompts. My primary function is to assist users in generating human-like text for various tasks such as answering questions, writing creative stories, and more.”
True to its words, this artificial intelligence tool is robust to provide information on any topic and presents data in a very structured way that is easy to read and comprehend. Compared to popular search engines like Google, it produces information point-wise, in lucid language, and a summary format. Moreover, to count on the salient features right out of the box: it supports multiple languages, accepts voice commands, and auto-saves a conversation history in text files for future reference. It also has the inherent self-learning capability to enhance better results based on understanding user query patterns. Above all, it is as simple as chatting on WhatsApp or any other chat tool. It is the most intelligent, user-friendly AI on the shelf today.
ChatGPT is the paradigm shift in the world of access to knowledge that can be a boon to tag-holding communities like education, research, mass communication, journalism, IT, retail, medical, and many more. It caters to all IQ levels and renders relevant results even when words are misspelled and queries are not well articulated. It is a powerful tool to disseminate handy information to the masses and uplift the community. It can be a masterstroke for persons with low learning ability and immensely benefit from its easy-to-manoeuvre features.
ChatGPT is just two months old; we can already see its magic and acceptance worldwide. This latest addition to the electronic family has ignited the quest for knowledge to explore usability and assimilation in all walks of life. On the one hand, the bits and bytes town welcomes ChatGPT with great enthusiasm. And on the other hand, scepticism looms large about its benefits versus the threat of misuse.
All eyes are on the new Artificial Intelligent ChatGPT, with expectations to know more. However, the larger purpose of ChatGPT will be realized only by a continuous feed of queries that, in turn, will support the self-learning curve of the machine.