- Lawyer faces trouble for using AI...
Lawyer faces trouble for using AI...
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Appetizer: Lawyer faces disciplinary action for citing hallucination 👨⚖️
Entrée: LinkedIn uses AI to help users craft messages 💬
Dessert: Microsoft’s new journalism partnership 📰
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LAWYER FACES DISCIPLINARY ACTION FOR CITING HALLUCINATION 👨⚖️
Talk is cheap … until you hire a lawyer. 💸
What happened? A New York lawyer, Jae Lee, is facing disciplinary action after citing a non-existent case generated by OpenAI’s ChatGPT in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
What is the charge? The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals accused Lee of malpractice for not verifying the AI-generated information, impacting her client’s appeal. Lee admitted to using a case suggested by ChatGPT without due diligence, emphasizing the need for human verification in legal work.
What’s the significance? This incident underscores the legal profession’s struggle with integrating AI into research practices and underscores the need for human oversight and verification of AI responses. Experts point out that AI is not to blame for this incident, but rather emphasize the needed human element in cross-checking information relayed by AI models. Samuel Mangold-Lenett, a staff editor at The Federalist, said that professional organizations and bar associations should do more “to hold their members accountable and further educate them on the consequences of being overdependent on AI for research.”
LINKEDIN USES AI TO HELP USERS CRAFT MESSAGES 💬
Image: LinkedIn Demo
In 2023, more than 5 billion connections were made on LinkedIn. 😳
What’s new? LinkedIn is introducing innovative AI tools to streamline networking on their platform, including a new feature which allows for the crafting of personalized messages.
What are the new features? The new “Grow” tab employs AI to provide personalized recommendations for connections based on profile data, making it easier for users to manage existing connections and expand their network. Meanwhile, the “Catch Up” tab helps users uncover timely reasons to reconnect with their network, such as job changes, work anniversaries, hirings, or birthdays, facilitating more meaningful interactions. The newest AI feature, “Write With AI,” attempts to solve the “blank page problem.” This new feature crafts unique initial messages for premium users based on profile data which allows for a smooth first impression. As Naman Goel, Senior Director of Product, explains, the AI “pulls in information from both your profile and the person you are looking to chat with—whether they’re in or outside your network. Based on your relationship and goal of connecting, choose whether you want to introduce yourself or ask about their current or previous work experience.” The AI does the rest. These new features join the suite of existing LinkedIn premium AI features, such as the “Takeaways for me” feature which turns long posts into a tailored summary and the “Am I a good fit?” feature which uses profile data to analyze the user’s suitability for any given job opportunity.
MICROSOFT’S NEW JOURNALISM PARTNERSHIP 📰
Are we entering a world where AI journalists report on AI news? 🤖
What’s new? Microsoft has entered a partnership with media platform Semafor and other news organizations to leverage generative AI in journalistic content production.
What’s the partnership? The collaboration aims to identify and refine procedures and policies surrounding the ethical use of AI in the journalism landscape. Semafor, in conjunction with Microsoft and OpenAI tools, is set to launch “Signals,” which leverages AI data analysis to provide a real-time breaking news feed consisting of a curated collection of web links covering the day’s top stories. This feature is set to provide readers with in-depth analyses and insights on rapidly unfolding news stories in real time (as they happen).
What’s the significance? This initiative occurs amid a lawsuit faced by Microsoft and OpenAI from the New York Times regarding the unauthorized use of published content for training AI technologies. Microsoft asserts that using copyrighted material for AI training falls under the legal doctrine of “fair use,” which adds a deeper dimension to AI’s use in journalism.
TASTE-TEST THURSDAY 🍽️
Should copyrighted material be allowed to be used to train AI models?
HAS AI REACHED SINGULARITY? CHECK OUT THE FRY METER BELOW
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