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A federal judge in Texas has a new rule for lawyers in his courtroom: No submissions written by artificial intelligence unless the AI’s output is checked by a human. US District Judge Brantley Starr also ordered lawyers to file certificates attesting that their filings are either written or reviewed by humans.
“All attorneys appearing before the Court must file on the docket a certificate attesting either that no portion of the filing was drafted by generative artificial intelligence (such as ChatGPT, Harvey.AI, or Google Bard) or that any language drafted by generative artificial intelligence was checked for accuracy, using print reporters or traditional legal databases, by a human being,” according to a new “judge-specific requirement” in Starr’s courtroom.
A certification must be submitted for each case and would cover all filings in the case. A sample certification says the requirements apply to any language