Judge in Mandi Bahauddin announces decision in rape case with the help of ChatGPT
OpenAI's bot, ChatGPT has set the world on fire ever since its release.
OpenAI’s bot, ChatGPT has set the world on fire ever since its release. The application has now officially made its debut in the legal world after a Pakistani court announced its first-ever decision with the help of ChatGPT.
Judge Mohammad Amir, during a trial in Mandi Bahauddin district, took help from ChatGPT after he took up a bail petition of a 13-year-old culprit facing rape charges.
Judge uses ChatGPT to help in judgment
The judge used ChatGPT to decide a bail request that had been filed for the teenager, who was facing charges for attempting to rate a 9-year-old boy. Judge Amir conducted the trial, heard arguments from both sides, and made a decision to grant the bail.
He stated that there were loopholes, as the FIR was filed after two days after the incident, and also that two families involved in the case are known to have a feud. While talking about his decision to grant the bail, the judge said that rape is a serious crime, but the possibility of it being a fake case can’t be ruled out. After the trial ended, Judge Amir revealed that he took help from ChatGPT. He added that this was an experiment to understand how AI and new technology can help lawyers and judges in the future.
The judge said that he asked ChatGPT if a 13-year-old can be given post-arrest bail, as per Pakistani law. To this, the chatbot said that under Section 12 of the Juvenile Justice System Act 2018, the court can grant bail to the suspect. However, it wasn’t just one question. The judge asked a total of 18 questions, out of which two were wrongly answered, but ChatGPT accepted the error and corrected the mistake. The chatbot was provided all the necessary information about the case, and it gave answers after analyzing the facts.
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