American startup Harvey developed an artificial intelligence (AI) service that edits legal documents or conducts research using the large-scale language model GPT-3, attracting $5 million in investment from the OpenAI Startup Support Fund. TechCrunch reported on the 28th (local time).
Harvey is a startup co-founded by Winston Weinberg, a securities and antitrust lawyer, and Gabriel Pereira, a former DeepMind, Google Brain and Meta AI researcher.
The legal advisory AI model developed and released by the firm simply describes what lawyers need to do, such as editing legal documents and conducting legal research, and then generates results instead. It uses a large-scale language model to understand the user’s intention and produce results that match it.
However, in sensitive legal disputes, it is evaluated that it will not be accepted in court because lawyers or law firms are reluctant to grant access to case documents, or language models are prone to error, such as presenting false or fabricated facts.
In response, Harvey attached a disclaimer to the beta version released this time. It is to be used under the supervision of a licensed attorney. In addition, regarding information protection issues related to data, it explained that user data is anonymized and deleted after a certain period of time.
Brad Lightcap, manager of the OpenAI Startup Fund, said there are companies offering similar legal services, but Harvey is well differentiated. In addition to capital, the company said it would also get access to various resources in Azure, Microsoft’s cloud service.
“We launched a startup fund to support companies that are impacting society with powerful AI,” said Lightcap. It is a company that fits our mission because we have it,” he said, explaining the reason for the investment.
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