Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted in court that he used artificial intelligence to generate false information and pass it on to his lawyers. The 57-year-old used Google chatbot Bard to find documents for a New York lawsuit that the program found. This appears from newly released documents from the federal court in Manhattan in which Cohen justifies his behavior.
Cohen told the court in an affidavit released yesterday that he was not aware that Google Bard was a script generator similar to ChatGPT. Cohen admitted his mistake.
The lawyer pleaded guilty to violations related to the use of donations to the Trump campaign in 2018 and was sentenced to three years in prison, but was allowed to serve part of the sentence on house arrest due to the pandemic.
It remains to be seen whether this incident will have any impact on the trial currently underway against former President Donald Trump. Cohen testified there as a key witness, and Trump's defense has repeatedly portrayed him as untrustworthy.
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