Seyfarth Synopsis: Since ChatGPT became available to the public at large in November 2022, employers have been wondering, and asking their employment lawyers, “What kind of policies should we be putting in place around the use of ChatGPT in the workplace?” Although at this stage it is difficult to imagine all of the different ways ChatGPT, and its subsequent iterations, could be used by employees in the workplace, it is important to consider some of the more obvious usage cases and how employers might choose to address them in workplace policies.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) — an AI language model that is trained to interact in a conversational way. At its most basic level, AI is a computer system able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. In order to achieve this, AI needs to be trained. First, massive data sets are fed into a computer algorithm. Then the trained model is evaluated in order to determine how well it performs in making predictions when confronted with previously unseen data. For ChatGPT, it is predicting the next word in a given context to provide that conversational tone for which it has become known. Lastly, the AI goes through a testing phase to find out if the model performs well on large amounts of new data it has not seen before. This is the phase in which ChatGPT finds itself. Continue Reading ChatGPT – What Employers Should Be Worried About Now