Toni Marsh divided her class of aspiring paralegals at George Washington University in two. One group was told to use a traditional template to draft a contract between a building owner and a landscape company. The other used Open AI’s ChatGPT.
The chatbot’s early versions were missing key phrases like “force majeure,” which protects from liability if there’s an unforeseen event. The students had to prompt it repeatedly to make the contracts complete and accurate. And yet, it finished the job about 15 minutes faster than the students in the other group.