For the first time in the country, the decision on bail in the case of 'murder' with the help of ChatGPT

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For the first time in the country, the Punjab and Haryana High Court used Artificial Intelligence based ChatGPT (ChatGPT) during the hearing of the bail plea in the murder case on March 27.

An overview of the news

  • Justice Anoop Chitkara used ChatGPT to assess the worldwide outlook on bail in a murder case.

  • He asked AI tool ChatGPT 'What is the jurisprudence on bail when the assailants brutally attack?'

  • ChatGPT then offered a comprehensive three-paragraph reply on bail jurisprudence in such cases.

  • Thereafter, the court refused the bail and dismissed the petition.

  • However, the court clarified that any reference to ChatGPT and any comment made was not an expression of opinion on the merits of the case.

  • The court also asked the trial court not to take into account the observations relating to the response of ChatGPT.

  • The Court noted that the petitioner had a criminal history of two cases of attempt to murder.

What is ChatGPT?

  • It is a natural language processing tool powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that allows chatbots to do much more than just have human-like conversations.

  • This language model can answer questions and assist with tasks such as writing emails, essays and code.

  • ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an AI and research company. 

  • The company launched ChatGPT on 30 November 2022. 

What is Artificial Intelligence?

  • It is a broad branch of computer science that deals with the creation of smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.

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