Samuel Lewis authored an article about using generative artificial intelligence systems for the practice of law. Sam discussed how he was cautious learning about the use of generative AI systems with law. He noted that some citations that would come from these systems would reference published court decisions that did not exist. He tested a generative AI system, asking questions about available documents such as patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The results from the AI were primarily false. They provided a series of patent numbers, titles, and inventors, none of which were actually referenced in the patent, which was the subject of the query.
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