GPT-3 Explains Itself to Tech-Savvy e-Discovery Lawyers and Shows a Few Possible Applications

Article and Illustrations Written by GPT-3 as Generated by Human Attorney, Ralph Losey

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GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3) is a state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) model developed by OpenAI. It is trained on a massive dataset of over 8 billion words. This training allows it to generate human-like text that can be used for various language-based tasks, such as language translation, summarization, question answering (and writing this blog).

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GPT-3 could be used in the legal field in the process of electronic discovery. E-discovery refers to the process of identifying, collecting, and producing electronically stored information (ESI) in response to a request for production in a legal case.

Here are examples of how GPT-3 could potentially be used in e-discovery:

AI Judging Document Classifications (Losey: AI generated image)
  1. Document review: GPT-3 could be used to review and classify large volumes of ESI, such as emails and documents, in order to identify relevant information and reduce the burden on human reviewers. AI systems can also be used to identify patterns and trends in data that might not be immediately apparent to human reviewers. For example, an AI system might be able to identify connections between different pieces of data, such as a common sender or recipient, or a particular keyword that appears repeatedly in a group of documents. This can help legal teams identify relevant information more quickly and efficiently, and potentially uncover new leads or evidence that might not have been discovered through manual review.
  2. Predictive coding: GPT-3 could be used to assist with predictive coding, a process that uses machine learning algorithms to identify relevant ESI based on examples provided by human reviewers. By using AI to identify and prioritize relevant documents, legal teams can focus their efforts on the most important and relevant information, rather than having to review every document in a dataset.
  3. Summarization: GPT-3 could be used to generate summaries of large volumes of ESI, making it easier for reviewers to quickly understand the content and identify relevant information.
  4. Language translation: GPT-3 could be used to translate ESI from one language to another, allowing reviewers to more easily review and understand documents written in languages they may not be proficient in.
  5. Question answering: GPT-3 could be used to assist with answering questions related to ESI, such as clarifying the meaning of certain terms or providing context for certain documents.
  6. Legal research: GPT-3 can be used to quickly search through large volumes of legal documents, such as case law or statutes, and provide relevant information to lawyers.
  7. Drafting legal documents: GPT-3 can be used to assist lawyers in drafting legal documents, such as contracts or pleadings, by suggesting language and providing relevant information.
  8. Redaction. GPT-3 can help identify and redact sensitive or privileged information from documents, improving the efficiency of the review process.
  9. Data visualization: GPT-3 tools can help visualize and analyze large volumes of data, making it easier to identify patterns and trends.
Losey:AI Generated Art Using “Dall E 2” to Illustrate Predictive Coding in e-Discovery

Overall, GPT-3 has the potential to significantly improve efficiency and accuracy in the e-discovery process by automating certain tasks and assisting with the review and analysis of ESI. GPT-3’s ability to process and generate human-like text makes it a useful tool for lawyers because it can assist with tasks such as legal research, document review, summarization, document drafting, and language translation.

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  • Ralph Losey

    Ralph Losey is an arbitrator, special master, Generative AI experimenter, GPT maker, writer and attorney. He is a partner in LOSEY PLLC, a high tech law firm with three Loseys and clients across the country. The Losey firm handles projects, deals, IP, and litigation all over the U.S. Get in touch at All opinions expressed here are Ralph's own, and not those of his firm or clients. No legal advice is provided on this web and should not be construed as such. Ralph has long been a leader of the world's tech lawyers. He has presented at hundreds of legal conferences and CLEs around the world. Ralph has written over two million words on e-discovery and tech-law subjects, including seven books. Ralph has been involved with computers, software, legal hacking and the law since 1980. Ralph has the highest peer AV rating as a lawyer and was selected as a Best Lawyer in America in four categories: Commercial Litigation; E-Discovery and Information Management Law; Information Technology Law; and, Employment Law - Management. Ralph is the proud father of two children, Eva Losey Grossman, and Adam Losey, a lawyer (he founded Losey, PLLC) with incredible cyber expertise (married to another cyber expert lawyer, Catherine Losey, co-founder of Losey PLLC), and best of all, Ralph is the husband since 1973 to Molly Friedman Losey, a mental health counselor in Winter Park.

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