Tech & Sourcing @ Morgan Lewis

Given the sharp rise in usefulness of and attention to generative AI–powered applications, the US Copyright Office issued a notice of inquiry and request for comments in order to conduct a deep dive on how this technology could impact fundamental aspects of copyright law, including some issues we have recently discussed, such as potential infringement based on model training content and copyright protection of generative AI outputs.
OpenAI has introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) language model, ChatGPT, to the world. ChatGPT interacts with users in a conversational manner to create human-like text in response to prompts. The use cases of this potentially disruptive technology appear to be limitless as it has the ability to generate text on a wide variety of topics, including contract drafting. Naturally, lawyers and nonlawyers alike are considering whether ChatGPT is useful as a contract drafting tool.
At the end of November, OpenAI released an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot tool called ChatGPT, which has been called an “iPhone moment in AI” due to its potential to disrupt the technology industry. Although chatbots are a relatively common tool in today’s world, ChatGPT differentiates itself through its ability to instantaneously explain complex concepts in simple terms and to generate creative content from scratch, among other things.
Future Watch
The internet is buzzing with content from market and technology analysts explaining the evolution of the internet from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0, as well as providing insights into how Web 3.0 may impact the collection, control, and use of data.
Join Daniel S. Savrin and Mark J. Fanelli in the next installment of the Morgan Lewis Automotive Hour Webinar series, focused on All Things Autonomous – Regulatory and Commercial Considerations for Delivery Robots (On and Off Campus), Escooters, and Drones.
The COVID-19 pandemic introduced unprecedented challenges, requiring companies to adapt quickly to the way their personnel work, changes in their business offerings, and how they interact with their customers and suppliers. With some time to adjust to the “new normal” of the pandemic (and hopefully soon, the post-pandemic), many companies are looking ahead—with a potential economic downturn being top of mind.
As we all try to keep up with the Metaverse and as the healthcare system wilts under a data deluge, the convergence of realities in a shared online space is not merely a chance for practitioners and patients to find each other and interact in new ways, it’s also a rare opportunity to help a new paradigm sprout. The answers to detangling some sticky wickets of Health 2.0, like ensuring efficient, secure communications and exchanges between participants, may share a common thread: clear out (not just debug) the cobwebs and flip the crypt.
As part of our Spotlight series, Dion Bregman (who wears many hats at Morgan Lewis, such as deputy leader of the firm’s intellectual property practice, leader of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) team, managing partner of the firm's Silicon Valley office, and co-leader of the firm’s technology industry team) shares some of his meta thoughts. As a follow up to Dion’s recent participation in a panel discussion, An Introduction to the Metaverse, Dion provides insight into some important developments, issues, and opportunities, as we all continue to focus on Keeping Up with the Metaverse. 
Future Watch
Following the success of the previous blog post “A Brief Overview of the Metaverse and the Legal Challenges It Will Present,” we are introducing a new feature for the Tech & Sourcing blog: “Future Watch.” Our Future Watch posts will focus on the most topical areas of the technology industry and will explore the associated legal challenges and potential future developments.