Generative AI is quickly changing the way lawyers work, and ignoring how the technology functions is no longer an option, according to Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Ben Glatstein in a discussion with Irene Liu at the Berkeley Center for Law and Business.

“Just to be a mediocre lawyer in general, you have to understand AI,” he said. “If you want to be a great AI lawyer, I think you should be playing around with the technology, you should be curious and you should be experimenting.”

I loved that last line

… you should be curious and you should be experimenting.

Thanks to Nick Abrahams for alerting me to this article. In the last week before I submit my manuscript to Wiley for Digitally Curious, any mention AI or technology iand the word curious is certainally piquing my interest.

There can be no better endorsement for why anyone in any industry, not just law should be staying up with the latest trends by leaning forward and being digitally curious.

Those who have sen me present live or virtually since 2018 will know that I ask my audience how digital curious they are in the very first moments of my talk.

More recently, I have been asking who in the audience has used ChatGPT – most people indicate they have. When I ask people to stay standing ONLY if they use it on a daily basis, then many people sit down. It’s clear that while they have been interested in Generative AI, they haven’t been curious to integrate the tool into their daily workflow.

Watch the video blow to show you what happens in all of my recent talks when I ask about using ChatGPT.

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