Concerns Around AI: How ChatGPT Became A Part Of Courtroom Discussion?

What is the new brawl around ChatGPT? Why ChatGPT is discussed in court? How is it impacting the job market and what are the ethical concerns around ChatGPT? Read on this enticing story to know more about it!

Shreshtha Verma
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In a groundbreaking development, ChatGPT has now made its way into courtrooms, following its controversial entry in schools, colleges, and workplaces. The highly advanced chatbot has gained significant attention in India, after being utilized by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a murder case bail plea.


Recently, justice Anoop Chitkara's bench sought the chatbot's input during the hearing of a crime that occurred in June 2020, leading to both support and criticism. This incident has sparked a heated debate over the potential consequences and benefits of ChatGPT in the judicial system.

OpenAI's latest AI phenomenon, ChatCPT, has taken the internet and communication world by storm, with a distinctive pink tap on their official website catching the attention of many. As users delve deeper into the chatbot's interface, they are greeted with prompts requesting their phone number and a reminder that their conversations will be monitored. Additionally, OpenAI advises users against sharing any personal information with ChatGPT. With that, the user's journey with the artificial-intelligence-driven chatbot begins.

ChatGPT, launched in November 2022, is the brainchild of OpenAI and utilizes both supervised and reinforcement learning techniques to fine-tune its interactions. The chatbot builds on the previous model, 'InstructGPT,' which was able to comprehend instructions and provide responses. However, ChatGPT's focus lies primarily in dialogue and uses OpenAI's GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 families of large language models to function.


But What Is ChatGPT, really?

Chat GPT, a chatbot, is taking the tech world by storm. Utilizing "natural language" processing, the chatbot is capable of engaging in human-like conversations with both people and other chatbots.

Open AI boasts that ChatGPT's abilities go beyond simple question-and-answer interactions. The chatbot can aid users in mechanical and cognitive tasks such as composing emails, code, essays, and even poetry. Employing a dialogue format allows ChatGPT to tackle follow-up questions, admit to mistakes, challenge inaccurate premises, and decline inappropriate requests.


The chatbot's range of knowledge is impressive, encompassing topics from birthday gift ideas for teenagers to explaining complex scientific concepts in simple language. ChatGPT can perform tasks previously reserved for humans, including drafting newspaper articles, composing research theses, writing essays on William Shakespeare's techniques, and comprehending the mechanics of a fission reactor, provided it is asked the correct questions.

What is Open AI and How Is Elon Musk Related To Open AI?

OpenAI, a prominent "research and deployment" organization for artificial general intelligence, was established in 2015 in San Francisco. Its founding members include notable names such as Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, Greg Brockman, Jessica Livingston, Ilya Sutskever, Peter Thiel, and Elon Musk, among others. OpenAI's ultimate goal is to make the benefits of advanced AI technology available to the masses.


Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, was also a founding member of OpenAI but resigned from the board in 2018 citing potential conflicts of interest with his other business ventures. Musk subsequently commented on his departure, stating, "I didn't agree with some of what the OpenAI team wanted to do. I'm not trying to be anyone's savior. I am just trying to help in my own way."

What Are The Potential Uses Of ChatGPT?

ChatGPT has potential uses in content creation and programming tasks. In the court case, the High Courts of Punjab and Haryana used ChatGPT to assess the global view on bail when cruelty is involved in an assault. The incident took place during a bail plea hearing for a murder case. ChatGPT can generate essays, write answers to exam questions, resumes, news articles, research papers, and letters. It can also provide ideas for theme parties and school science projects and perform coding and programming tasks, including writing and debugging code.


ChatGPT Versus Ethics

The debate on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) research has been ongoing for some time now, and the emergence of AI-based conversational tools like ChatGPT has only intensified the discussion. As these tools become more sophisticated and widely used, it is essential to reexamine the ethical considerations that they represent.

Some researchers and internet activists have expressed concerns about ChatGPT's reliance on training data that may contain biases. As with any language model, the training data can reflect skewed views, particularly towards marginalized communities, which can then manifest in ChatGPT's output or responses.


Another major ethical concern is the potential for ChatGPT to be used for unethical purposes, such as generating responses to tests, impersonating individuals, or spreading misinformation. Its ability to emulate human speech makes it ripe for malicious intent.

Moreover, there is the issue of privacy and how ChatGPT may be used to gather information from users who have not explicitly consented to provide it. With data being the new gold, it is concerning that personal information, behavioral patterns, and biases shared with ChatGPT could be sold in the data mining market, leaving individuals vulnerable to exploitation by profit-driven companies.

As AI-based conversational tools like ChatGPT continue to evolve, it is essential to have an ongoing conversation about the ethical implications of their use and the measures that must be taken to prevent their misuse.

How Does ChatGPT Impact The Job Market?

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is causing concerns about its impact on human employment. While the idea of robots taking over the world may seem like a sci-fi film trope, the reality is that AI is already making its presence felt in workplaces. ChatGPT, for instance, can perform tasks like writing and programming, and has even been used for customer service and tech support.

According to a report in Fortune, 42 percent of Americans fear that AI will make it harder for them to get jobs, and seven out of 10 believe that AI will replace humans in roles that focus heavily on skills like processing and data entry, coding, media and PR communications. However, most believe that ChatGPT can only compete with humans in writing skills and programming. When it comes to critical thinking and making cognitive decisions and analyses, humans still seem to be on top.

The emergence of a more cost-effective, time-efficient copywriter or programmer who doesn’t complain about long work hours or the weak office coffee could render the current workforce rather undesirable for companies. Additionally, studies show a linkage between the introduction of robots and the disappearance of jobs in firms across the globe.

While some support the use of AI and products like ChatGPT, claiming that new job roles will be created that require human skills and expertise in working alongside AI, others believe that higher technology adoption has led to a decrease in employment. Ultimately, the impact of AI on jobs is complex and depends on many factors.

As AI continues to evolve, programmers, tech entrepreneurs, and politicians have a responsibility to ensure its safe and ethical usage. While AI may be here to stay, it's important to balance the potential benefits with the potential risks.