Australian law firm Allens took the unconventional route of creating its own iteration of ChatGPT due to reservations about the original version’s trustworthiness and a desire to safeguard its proprietary expertise.
Lisa Kozaris, (right) Chief of Innovation and Legal Solutions at the firm, explained that the public incarnation of this transformative AI tool presented more challenges than benefits.
It also reflects the ongoing surge in news about new, AI tools helping lawyers perform work more efficiently and profitably.
She emphasized the need for their team members to directly engage, experiment, and comprehend its potential limitations. However, concerns arose regarding the enterprise-level security standards demanded by both Allens and its clients.
Kozaris pointed out the unease felt about lawyers inserting prompts into ChatGPT or uploading documents, as there was no assurance that these prompts wouldn’t be accessed by OpenAI or used for broader model training.
Now that their internally developed “Airlie” is operational, Kozaris highlighted the newfound flexibility.
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