OpenAI’s ChatGPT passes US law school exam, explains taxation, constitution

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An examination was passed by a chatbot powered by reams of data from the internet at a US law school after writing essays on topics ranging from constitutional law to taxation and torts, AFP reported.

A chatbot is a computer program that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to understand customer questions and automate responses to them, simulating human conversation.

ChatGPT from OpenAI, a US company that this week got a massive injection of cash from Microsoft, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate streams of text from simple prompts.

It could lead to widespread cheating and even signal the end of traditional classroom teaching methods, educators have warned.

The report said Jonathan Choi, a professor at Minnesota University Law School, gave ChatGPT the same test faced by students, consisting of 95 multiple-choice questions and 12 essay questions.

In a white paper titled “ChatGPT goes to law school” published on Monday, he and his coauthors reported that the bot scored a C+ overall.

While this was enough for a pass, the bot was near the bottom of the class in most subjects and “bombed” at multiple-choice questions involving mathematics, the news agency reported.

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