Considered a science by some and an art by others, prompt engineering is the exercise of creating, curating and refining inputs to a generative AI application in order to achieve the ideal output. In recent years, successful legal practitioners have been focused on gaining competency in a number of highly desired talents that go beyond traditional legal skills, and prompt engineering is quickly moving its way up that list. Now, one firm is helping its future attorneys master that skill. This summer, the innovation team at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe worked with legal education provider AltaClaro to develop a new learning module to train its summer associate class in prompt engineering.
"We're now understanding how generative AI works, what its limitations are, educating our lawyers and staff about those limitations and testing tools as they hit the market, so that we can also be ready and be comfortable with the technology and understand how it works when the market is mature."
- Kate Orr, Global Head of Practice Innovation, Orrick
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