Jul 19, 2023

AI, Law, and Fear: Hany Farid Discusses How AI Could Affect the Judicial System

From Marketplace

There’s evidence that AI has downsides for the legal industry

By Matt Levin

Caretha Perry has been a paralegal for more than 20 years, mostly with a legal division of the U.S. Army. Generative artificial intelligence wasn’t really on her radar until a couple of months ago, when she took a “critical thinking” workshop the Army was offering. 

Her instructor had ChatGPT up on the classroom projector and told it she wanted song lyrics that were a blend of Madonna and Stephen King...

“Give it two months, give it three months,” said Hany Farid, an expert in digital forensics at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Farid said he’s already being asked by law firms to help verify whether multimedia evidence is an AI-generated deepfake...


Hany Farid is a professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and EECS.

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July 27, 2023