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  • 1.  What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-24-2023 22:15

    The ALTA Information Security Work Group met on May 23rd and one of the topics discussed was how to safely and effectively use ChatGPT. I've tried it myself and it seems to have some potential to create draft starter documents job descriptions and RFPs which could then be refined. It sure made drafting faster!

    Have you tried ChatGPT? How did you use it? What risks concern you? Let us know!


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  • 2.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-25-2023 01:30
    I love it! I have been using it almost every day for the past few months. It is a great time saver for almost everything that I write - from emails to presentations. If you learn how to use it (not just ask generic questions), I don't see how you would ever go back - it is like having an extremely smart colleague (or better yet - like a huge team of extremely smart colleagues).


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  • 3.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-25-2023 07:16

    I'm with Anton. I use it all the time and love it. It's really helpful to draft just about anything written. Social media posts, ad copy, emails, articles/blog posts, etc. To me, the most important thing to remember is to read anything from ChatGPT carefully, correct the mistakes (there will be plenty) and make it sound like you.

    Quick Tip, while it feels like talking to a person, it's not. You're talking to a machine. The quality of your inputs determine the quality of your outputs. So if you aren't getting the results you want, it's not because ChatGPT is bad, it's because the prompt is wrong. And, writing a good prompt is more of an art form than it is a science.

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  • 4.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-25-2023 09:40

    It is an extremely useful tool. The key to using Chat GPT (and all the apps/programs that run off of it) is to have clear prompts (the question/task  you ask it to complete).
    As an example: "What are the top ways for a title company to brand themselves so that realtors will choose to work with them consistently?" It then generated a nice bullet pointed list. I can then say, "please create a blog post about bullet point #2" and it will do that.
    It can write code for websites too. Its very powerful, and this is just the beginning. 
    1. What it generates  is an awesome guide, but you need to edit it to fit your company, brand, market and expertise. With that said, it saves so much time!! 2. None of the info is sited. So you have to do your own due diligence. Don't take it as fact.
    3. It only sources info for the past 2 years.
    I use it daily and upgraded to Chat GPT 4 yesterday as that has plugins you can use for your browser.

    Happy to answer questions and I can share what I know.

    I'd love to know what was discussed as potential security issues. 

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  • 5.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-25-2023 09:47

    Not sure if you have to enter things into it and it converts it, BUT if you are entering ANY private information, I have been told that NONE of the information you enter is protected.  It can be used by accessed.  I would be EXTREMELY cautious if entering names, etc.


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  • 6.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-25-2023 10:13

    100% - don't share any private/confidential information

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  • 7.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-25-2023 10:52

    Agree!! Never add any personal info. This is not a secure site, everything you add to it will go into the open source.

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  • 8.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-25-2023 11:37
    Hey Kelly,

    Great question! I don't use ChatGPT much but I try to use Bard (Google's version) each day.

    I use it for a lot of things, from creating drafts of documents to generating business analytics queries.

    The biggest concern I have with these new systems is the potential to leak proprietary or sensitive information.

    In the spirit of using Bard often, I let it do the work for what it perceives as the biggest risks. This is very meta, but it gave a great response:

    There are a number of risks about ChatGPT that concern me, including:
    • Bias: ChatGPT is trained on a massive dataset of text and code, which means that it can reflect the biases that are present in that data. This can lead to ChatGPT generating text that is offensive, harmful, or discriminatory.
    • Misinformation: ChatGPT can be used to generate text that is factually incorrect or misleading. This can be used to spread misinformation or propaganda.
    • Privacy: ChatGPT is trained on large amounts of data, which can include personal information. This data could be used to track users or to identify them.
    • Security: ChatGPT could be used to create malicious software or to attack computer systems.

    It is important to be aware of the risks associated with ChatGPT and to take steps to mitigate them. This includes using ChatGPT responsibly and being aware of the potential for bias, misinformation, privacy, and security risks.

    Here are some additional tips for mitigating the risks of ChatGPT:

    • Be aware of the biases that may be present in the data that ChatGPT is trained on. This can help you to identify and avoid text that is offensive, harmful, or discriminatory.
    • Be critical of the text that ChatGPT generates. Don't assume that everything that a ChatGPT generates is accurate or truthful.
    • Use ChatGPT in a safe and secure manner. Don't share personal information with ChatGPT and don't use it to access sensitive data.

    By following these tips, you can help to mitigate the risks of ChatGPT and use it safely and responsibly.


    It can definitely be a helpful tool!


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  • 9.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-26-2023 10:14

    The media around Chat GPT and AI in general had me afraid to use it until I spoke to another attorney who uses.  Now, I will never go back.  I have used it, or other AI apps, to draft content, edit content and create a slide deck.  I especially like using it to "tone down" emails for me.   I agree with everyone else on here that you have to read what it creates and make sure to edit it for your style, accuracy and a host of other things.  BUT, it is great for getting you started or helping you word things more effectively.

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  • 10.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-26-2023 11:40

    I've been reading all the positive responses about ChatGPT and they leave me more than a little concerned.  This technology may use material subject to copyright protections, private information, misinformation AND it can impersonate you.  It can take your profile picture and insert it into unfavorable correspondence, posts, articles, etc.. 

    I would never trust information generated by AI.  I would have to fact check everything which would take longer than writing my own email.

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  • 11.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-26-2023 13:26

    Hi Donna,
    While I absolutely respect your concerns, I think you might be underestimating the benefits it offers. No everything requires "fact-checking," just proof reading.

    I'd like illustrate, just so you can see it in action without needing to try it yourself.

    I copied the text of your reply (not any identifying information, just the body) and pasted it into ChatGPT and asked it to respond. It took me 10 seconds to copy, type, paste.

    It took another 10 seconds for ChatGPT to write a response and for me to copy/paste it here below. No editing.

    Honestly, it has taken me 100x longer to type this response to you, than it did to get the AI response.

    Here is what ChatGPT has to say.

    I understand your concerns about AI-generated content, and it's important to approach new technologies with a critical mindset. While AI language models like ChatGPT can generate responses and information, it's crucial to verify and fact-check the content they produce, just as you would with any other source of information.

    OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, acknowledges the potential risks associated with misuse or misinformation. They have implemented guidelines and safety measures to mitigate these risks, such as filtering out certain types of harmful content and encouraging responsible use of the technology.

    However, it's essential to be aware that AI systems are not perfect and can sometimes generate inaccurate or misleading information. They learn from vast amounts of data available on the internet, which may include both reliable and unreliable sources. Relying solely on AI-generated content without fact-checking is not recommended.

    When using AI-generated information, it's always a good practice to cross-reference the information from multiple sources and evaluate its credibility. Critical thinking, skepticism, and fact-checking remain crucial in our digital age to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information we consume.

    If you have any specific questions or concerns about a particular topic, feel free to ask, and I'll do my best to provide you with reliable and accurate information.

    As you can see, that really would have been a perfectly suitable response that I could have just pasted in here to reply to you. It would have taken seconds, not minutes. Nothing needed to fact-check, just to read it and review.

    Again, I absolutely respect your concerns, but I hope you found this exercise enlightening, if nothing else.

    Have a great day.

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  • 12.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-26-2023 13:39

    I appreciate your response, and I thank you for that example, but I think it's ironic that the AI response doesn't mention the following from the NYT coverage of the Congressional hearing:


    Mr. Altman sounded a bit like J. Robert Oppenheimer in the hearing. Things didn't go well with that technology either.


    Just sayin'




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  • 13.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-30-2023 16:51
    Edited by Robin Kelsh 05-30-2023 16:52

    Hi All! Lots of great info about ChatGPT in all the posts.  Although I haven't tried it yet, I happen to read an article today that had some good information and thought I would post for anyone who is interested:

    What not to share with ChatGPT if you use it for work | May 30, 2023

    It does give some information on the security concerns and of course, making sure to not share any information that you don't want out there in the cloud.  One thing that is interesting is that there is a way to go incognito under the settings (instructions in the article) and conversations are still stored for 30 days, but they won't be used to train the model.

    We are planning on include this article in our monthly enews.  Thanks!

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  • 14.  RE: What Do You Think About ChatGPT?

    Posted 05-31-2023 10:26

    I've thought long and hard about how to answer this question since it first came up because I come at the question from two different perspectives. First, as a title professional and paralegal, it would be a useful and timesaving tool to draft preliminary documents and complicated explanations of title cure matters. Phrasing requirements in a way that is non-threatening and encouraging to stubborn heirs or warring neighbors can be challenging and it would be a useful aid.

    However, my larger concern is as a creator of original text. I not only write webinars/seminars on title and legal topics, but write magazine articles and fiction (both short and novel length). One of my advanced paralegal certifications is in Intellectual Property, so I've spent a long time reading through the history of the predecessors of ChatGPT and how the AI software was "trained" to create text. 

    The problem that I see is that ChatGPT isn't sentient. It doesn't create the text everyone raves about on its own. Instead, it "pulls" text from the database of training materials to create new configurations---meaning that it plagiarizes from each and every piece of data in its database to create new work. While imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and while there's no way to prove what specific article, blog, treatise, book or webpage (or how many of them) the text that went into the email you wrote, the fact remains that the text was stolen from a person who created the original content. As an author and writer, I have to object to the possible use of any text I've created over the years that might have appeared in their database to create new articles, stories, or even emails. Right now, thousands of authors and writers around the world are beginning lawsuits against the AI companies to find out whether their work was included in the training database and to protect the work they've created.  I could state facts and details about the concerns of the various writer organizations I belong to and publishers that I work with, but I think an article that recently appeared in Forbes magazine does a better job of it. Look it over and you'll begin to understand the deeper cost of casual use of ChatGPT in the workplace.

    For myself, I'll keep writing my own emails and webinars. It may take more time, but I can sleep better at night. :)

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