Judge Juan Manuel Padilla of Colombia admitted that he used artificial intelligence during the trial. The process involved deciding to insure a child with autism spectrum disorder. It was about whether insurance should cover all the costs of her treatment, which are not affordable for parents, writes The Guardian.

The judge’s order stated that the insurance must cover all medical and transportation costs of the child. When making a decision, he used the recommendations of artificial intelligence.

In the legal community of Colombia, this precedent has caused wide publicity. The judge himself emphasized the appropriateness of using AI. He explained that he had relied on similar decisions in his previous cases. According to Padilla, the neural network helps to streamline the workflow, but does not have a direct impact on decision making.

The law passed last year in Colombia obliges themis workers to use modern technologies whenever possible. However, according to Colombian Supreme Court Justice Octavio Tehiro, servants of themis fear that neural networks may completely replace them.

ChatGPT itself, when asked by journalists, said that it should not be used in decision-making. He added that he “will not replace the knowledge, experience and judgment of a human judge.”

Earlier, we reported that the ChatGPT chatbot is rapidly gaining popularity — it is not surprising that a lot of dubious applications have appeared on the App Store and Google Play that I am trying to pretend to be a popular bot.