Dentons and Australian law firm Allens have separately unveiled proprietary versions of ChatGPT, the large language model-based chatbot released by OpenAI last year.

Dentons’ solution, named fleetAI, will enable lawyers to conduct legal research, generate legal content and identify relevant legal arguments. Another bot will allow multiple legal documents to be uploaded so that key data such as clauses and obligations can be extracted, analysed and queried against.

"The ability to upload and analyse client matter documents at speed and in a secure manner is the real game-changer,” said Paul Jarvis, CEO for the UK, Ireland and the Middle East at Dentons.

Allens has introduced a solution known as Airlie that will facilitate the controlled use and integration of generative AI technology to drive efficiencies and enhance client service, while maintaining the confidentiality of the firm's and its clients' information.

“With the rapidly growing influence of ChatGPT and other generative AI products, we're committed to exploring appropriate integration of these technologies into our business processes, work practices and client interactions,” said Richard Spurio, managing partner of Allens.

A report released in April by the Thomson Reuters Institute found that law firms see opportunities in generative AI solutions such as ChatGPT, but concerns persist. While 82 percent of law firm lawyers surveyed said they believe that ChatGPT and generative AI can be readily applied to legal work, only 51 percent said that ChatGPT and generative AI should be applied to legal work.


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