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Technology,
Judges and Judiciary

Apr. 24, 2023

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Why AI programs will never come close to producing an opinion as elegant and enduring as Cardozo's Hynes v. N.Y. Cent R. Co; and why they should never be asked to try.

In the wake of reports that an AI program had passed the bar exam, and on an impulse I can trace to a thoughtful column in the March 6 Daily Journal by Justice Arthur Gilbert about AI-generated judicial opinions ("The Horror! The Horror!"), I recently asked one of the current versions of these natural language AI technology tools to take a crack at composing a passage describing the doctr...

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