A Colombian judge recently turned to the generative artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT to help him issue a ruling in a case, sparking intense debate about whether such technology should be utilized in the courts. 

Juan Manuel Padilla, a judge who presides over the first circuit court in the Caribbean city of Cartagena, told Colombian media outlets that he used the tool to speed up and solidify his decision in a case in which he had to determine whether an autistic child should receive free health services.