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Daily Archives: April 25, 2024

Deepfakes in the courtroom

Ars Technica: “US judicial panel debates new AI evidence rules Panel of eight judges confronts deep-faking AI tech that may undermine legal trials. On Friday, a federal judicial panel convened in Washington, DC, to discuss the challenges of policing AI-generated evidence in court trials, according to a Reuters report. The US Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules, an eight-member panel responsible for drafting evidence-related amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, heard from computer scientists and academics about the potential risks of AI being used to manipulate images and videos or create deepfakes that could disrupt a trial. The meeting took place amid broader efforts by federal and state courts nationwide to address the rise of generative AI models (such as those that power OpenAI’s ChatGPT or Stability AI’s Stable Diffusion), which can be trained on large datasets with the aim of producing realistic text, images, audio, or videos. In the published 358-page agenda for the meeting, the committee offers up this definition of a deepfake and the problems AI-generated media may pose in legal trials..”

Chatbot answers are all made up

MIT Technology Review: “This new tool helps you figure out which ones to trust. In many high-stakes situations, large language models are not worth the risk. Knowing which outputs to throw out might fix that. Large language models are famous for their ability to make things up—in fact, it’s what they’re best at. But their… Continue Reading

Murky Consent: An Approach to the Fictions of Consent in Privacy Law

Solove, Daniel J., Murky Consent: An Approach to the Fictions of Consent in Privacy Law (August 20, 2023). 104 Boston University Law Review 593 (2024), GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-23, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2023-23, Available at SSRN: or  – “Consent plays a profound role in nearly… Continue Reading

7 reasons to use Copilot instead of ChatGPT

ZDNET, Sabrina Ortiz: “OpenAI launching ChatGPT not only kicked off the generative AI craze, but the tool has remained the most popular AI chatbot. Yet Microsoft Copilot boasts features that make it, dare I say, better than ChatGPT. After using ChatGPT and Copilot for over a year, I keep coming to the same conclusion — Microsoft’s… Continue Reading

There’s More to Copyright Than Financial Incentives

ToreentFreak: “The Internet Archive is doubling down on its position that its digital lending library service operates under the bounds of fair use. Major publishers assert that digitizing books without appropriate licensing amounts to infringement but IA counters that the practice is in the public interest. It also fits copyright’s ultimate purpose; to promote the… Continue Reading

The Legal Ethics of Generative AI

Perlman, Andrew, The Legal Ethics of Generative AI (February 22, 2024). Suffolk University Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: or The legal profession is notoriously conservative when it comes to change. From email to outsourcing, lawyers have been slow to embrace new methods and quick to point out potential problems, especially ethics-related concerns.… Continue Reading