Today the AI community made history. ChatGPT won its first criminal case in the US. Our amazing friend Christopher Brock, the admin of ChatGPT for Business & Life, just got vindicated today with ChatGPT as his legal representative.
The case was just rubbish of course. Chris had been criminally indicted for putting up a shed in his yard, but this still proves that AI is beneficial for "the little man", allowing you to use it to gain access to extremely high quality legal services, normally beyond reach for everyone not able to pay $1,000 per hour for a human lawyer.
The story is as follows, Chris put up a shed in his yard. Some rich a$$hole sues him for not having a permit, claiming Chris' shed "bothers him". Later Chris is criminally indicted for some rubbish side-argument, by the same a$$hole looking to simply create as much trouble as possible, and Chris decides to use ChatGPT to defend himself. I don't know all the details of the case, but I'm sure Chris will be happy to answer all questions related to it if you join his ChatGPT for Business & Life Facebook group.
ChatGPT had correctly adviced Chris about his benefits and arguments he could use in court, so technically it was a Pro Se case, where Pro Se implies you're defending yourself. But Chris consistently used ChatGPT to prepare for the case, create the arguments, and eventually win the case.
Congratulations Chris 🥳
Legal advantages with ChatGPT
ChatGPT is trained on waste amounts of data. A lot of its training data are legal documents. This allows ChatGPT to know and understand the law, in addition to that it can create arguments, associations, and also write legal documents. You still need to "make an effort" yourself, but basically this improves your chances of success in a Pro Se case by at least one order of magnitude, since you can reference previous cases, speak the legal language, and create convincing documents and letters you can use to defend yourself in a court of law.
Personally I believe you're probably stronger in a Pro Se case using ChatGPT than you'd be with 95% of lawyers on earth - For the simple reason that ChatGPT first of all probably knows much more law, and secondly because it doesn't get tired and puts in the effort required to win your case, and thirdly because most lawyers are spoiled and lazy a$$holes, not interested in your case unless it pays 7 figures.
My guess is the total price for Chris to win this case would be around $20 in tokens from OpenAI. I assume you couldn't even make a human lawyer answer the phone for that price.
AI Empowering the Little Man
At AINIRO we believe AI is a matter of justice and equal opportunities. We wake up in the morning because we know that what we do matters. Our tools and services are empowering for our clients. AI gives small mom'n'pop stores access to cognitive powers previously out of reach from all but the 0.2% richest amongst us.
AI, the Great Equalizer!
In the future we will see more cases like this, where AI is helping the little man, providing equal opportunities regardless of what resources the individual has. This is the way the world should be. For millenniums the smartest man has consistently lost unless he also was the richest man. 2023 will go down in history as the year that changed!
Congratulations Chris. You paved the way for the rest of us mate! 🥳