Chatgpt And The Legal Framework Around It

Posted On - 27 February, 2023 • By - Kunal Mansharamani

ChatGPT is an Open AI-developed language model that generates human-like text through deep learning. It is trained on vast amounts of internet text and can answer questions, write stories, and translate. The purpose of ChatGPT is to offer a conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) system for human-like interaction. 

  • The EU introduced the AI Act in 2021 to secure AI systems and uphold rights, inspiring similar measures in countries like Brazil and Canada. These measures aim to ensure ethical AI development and protect data privacy. 
  • In India, there is a call for dedicated legislation on AI. The country has recently taken on the role of chair in the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI), an international initiative for responsible and human-centered AI development. 
  • India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has established four committees to develop a policy framework for AI, and the Niti Aayog has created a set of seven responsible AI principles, including safety, equality, privacy, transparency, and accountability, among others. These principles aim to protect the public while promoting innovation and increasing trust in AI technology. 
  • In India, the Information Technology (IT) Act and the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 serve as the primary legislation for data protection and regulate the collection, storage, and use of personal data. 
  • The bill also addresses the potential risks posed by AI with regard to personal data protection and requires organizations to obtain explicit consent and ensure that AI systems are developed in a fair, transparent, and non-discriminatory manner. 
  • The legal industry is poised for change as ChatGPT, a form of Artificial Intelligence has the potential to provide efficient solutions but human lawyers bring unique skills, such as creativity, artistry, and empathy, that cannot be replicated by ChatGPT. As AI continues to advance, human lawyers should consider developing new skills and exploring new areas of expertise to find a balance between AI benefits and human values.