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What is ChatGPT? How will it impact on legal practitioners?

Commercial Law Forum 20 September, 2023

Professor John Swinson, University of Queensland; Stephen Foley, Founder & Managing Director, eBrief Ready (Chair)

05:30PM to 06:30PM

The launch of ChatGPT has triggered pubic furore about what this type of technology means for the way in which any industry around the world operates.

This Forum is an introductory guide for legal practitioners and will cover the following:

• At a broad level, what is ChatGPT?
• How do I create an account?
• What are ChatGPT's possible applications for legal practitioners?
• What are its limitations?
• What are the risks/pitfalls of using ChatGPT in the legal industry?

Professor John Swinson's principal interests are intellectual property law, Internet law, privacy law, cybersecurity law and the application of law to new technologies. John commenced as a part-time professor at the T.C. Beirne School of Law in November 2017. John graduated from the T.C. Beirne School of Law in 1998 with a University Medal. He also has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in computer science from The University of Queensland and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School where he studied as a Fulbright Fellow and a Frank Knox Scholar. From 1999 until 2017, John was an adjunct professor at QUT. John was a partner at the law firm King & Wood Mallesons from 1999 to 2021. He was also Chairman of the auDA Policy Review Panel, which made recommendations to the auDA Board to revise Australia's domain name policies in 2019. Since 2000, John has been an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, and has decided over 650 disputes regarding the ownership of domain names.
Stephen Foley is the founder of electronic briefing platform eBrief Ready – the fastest and easiest way for legal professionals to share briefs, providing organised, online and easy access to all your matters from anywhere. He has 30 years experience developing transcript and document management systems for barristers and courts in Australia, UK and USA. Stephen has a passion for technology that better manages complex legal matters and streamlines the legal process, creating a smarter, more sustainable legal industry and access to justice for all.

This Forum is available online only


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