Council members in a big Brazilian city were unaware that ChatGPT had drafted a breakthrough ordinance that they had unwittingly approved.
A Brazilian city recently found itself inadvertently playing host to what may be the country’s first AI-crafted statute, conceived and written completely by AI. Councilman Ramiro Rosario secretly used OpenAI’s chatbot, ChatGPT, to propose replacing stolen water usage meters. No one knew about it. A discussion has begun on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on public policy, with the council’s eventual unanimous acceptance illuminating the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology.
The second-largest city in southern Brazil, Porto Alegre, saw the stealthy approval of legislation in October. The councillors didn’t know it, but AI wrote it. Ramiro Rosario, a councilman, used ChatGPT to come up with a plan to fix the problem of stolen water usage meters. The 36-member council unanimously approved the measure; the legislation went into effect on November 23.
A worldwide discussion about the revolutionary possibilities of chatbots driven by artificial intelligence began a year ago with the introduction of ChatGPT to the public eye. Although some people believe that technology can help to streamline legislative processes, others are concerned about the potential negative effects of robots taking over human jobs. The episode in Porto Alegre highlights the complex role of AI in public policy, prompting inquiries over openness and responsibility.
Big language models like ChatGPT power AI, which works by guessing the word that will come next in a phrase, Still, there’s a chance that this approach may lead to hallucinations or other forms of erroneous information due to the models used. According to research by tech startup Vectara, even powerful models like GPT may occasionally provide inaccurate information as much as 3% of the time, raising concerns about the dependability of AI-generated legal content.
Concerns over AI’s capacity to understand the intricacies and subtleties of the law have arisen in relation to its use, especially in the legal field. While ChatGPT may represent a sea change, its limits become apparent in cases needing in-depth legal examination, according to Suffolk University Law School Dean Andrew Perlman. Worries over AI’s influence on the legal system stem from its possible inadequacies in understanding legal concepts and precedent.