Punjab and Haryana High Court seeks ChatGPT’s response in a bail plea case

Source: The post is based on the article “Punjab and Haryana High Court seeks ChatGPT’s response in a bail plea case” published in The Hindu on 28th March 2023.

What is the News?

Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought a response from ChatGPT to assess worldwide views on bail when the assault was done with “cruelty”.

What was the case about?

The case was related to an alleged murder of a person in 2020 in which the petitioner (with a criminal past) is one of the accused, arrested by the police. The accused had approached the court for bail.

The court while dismissing the bail plea observed causing death itself is cruel but if the cruelty causes death and when the physical assault is done with an element of cruelty, the parameters of bail also change.

Why was ChatGPT used in this case?

The court used ChatGPT to further assess the worldwide view on bail when the assault was done with cruelty.

However, the court clarified that any reference to ChatGPT was not an expression of opinion on the merits of the case, and it was only intended to present a broader worldview on the bail jurisprudence.

What was the question put forth to ChatGPT?

The question put forth to ChatGPT was — What is the jurisprudence on bail when the assailants assaulted with cruelty?

To this ChatGPT responded:The jurisprudence on bail for cases where the assailants have assaulted with cruelty will depend on the specific circumstances of the case and the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where the case is being tried. 

However, in general, if the assailants have been charged with a violent crime that involves cruelty, such as murder, aggravated assault, or torture, they may be considered a danger to the community and a flight risk. 

In such cases, the judge may be less inclined to grant bail or may set the bail amount very high to ensure that the defendant appears in court and does not pose a risk to public safety“.

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