Issue #2 - Law firms' morale at an all-time high now that they can use AI to generate evil plans to charge customers more money

March 3, 2023
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Of all the industries that you would expect to adopt artificial intelligence quickly, the Legal one is the least likely.

There is an almost infinite number of legal issues related to all forms of AI that have not been resolved and that will likely drag on for a decade or more. And yet, here we are, this week, reviewing how top lawyers are rushing to adopt the latest and greatest large language models (the AI models that power systems like ChatGPT) on the market, impacting jobs in the industry in unsuspected ways.

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