OpenAI, the research organization behind the artificial intelligence model ChatGPT, has been criticized for not doing enough to make the limitations of the system clear. This follows an incident last week where a lawyer was publicly criticized for citing ChatGPT-generated fake cases in court.

ChatGPT is an AI model that generates human-like responses to different prompts. The model was designed to be used primarily for conversation generation and automated text generation. However, the system has limitations that OpenAI has not done enough to make clear to its users.

The recent incident involving the lawyer highlights the dangers of relying on ChatGPT-generated content without fact-checking. The system has been trained on vast amounts of data, including books, articles, and other written material. However, it cannot necessarily distinguish between fact and fiction.

In a statement to The Verge, OpenAI acknowledged that ChatGPT "may generate responses that are not factually accurate." However, the organization has not made any significant effort to ensure users are aware of this limitation.

As AI systems like ChatGPT become more prevalent in society, it is crucial that their limitations are clearly communicated. Users must understand that a system like ChatGPT is not a substitute for human judgement and fact-checking.