Can I Use Artificial Intelligence (e.g., OpenAI, ChatGPTTM) for Estate Planning?

Can Artificial Intelligence write a will? While it is technically possible to use Artificial Intelligence for estate planning, that doesn’t necessarily make it worthwhile.


Here are Cook, Craig, and Francuzenko, we understand that hands on, personal estate planning is far better for your piece of mind than ease.  In some cases, no plan is better than a faulty plan. When it comes down to it, we want you to have your desired estate plan that serves your purposes, legally, and works effectively without putting undue stress on your loved ones. Here’s what you need to know about using Artificial Intelligence to write a will.


What Can Artificial Intelligence Do?


ChatGPTTM (for example) is an artificial intelligence product that can generate or creates text based on neutral language programming. It can:

chatGPT for estate planning


  • Respond to inquiries like a search engine; but instead of separate website suggestions it combines a variety of suggested inputs and provides an answer.
  • Write documents with near-human fluency. Artificial Intelligence can write emails, messages, chats, resumes, cover letters, social media posts, scripts, poetry and more, and it can do so in multiple languages.
  • Simplify topics, terms, analogies, examples and more.
  • Offer multiple solutions to proposed problems.


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While Artificial Intelligence can be a useful tool, it has material limitations. For example:


  • It may provide non-specific information or solutions.
  • Its knowledge base is limited to the prior inputs it relies upon.
  • It is prone to inaccuracies and false responses.
  • It cannot actually make decisions.
  • There are privacy and security concerns.


So, Can Artificial Intelligence Write a Will?


The simple answer is it can only (really) provide general guidance and suggestions for will writing and provide steps to gather necessary information for your estate plan. Like a good search engine it may be able to help you understand complex topics, but when it comes to estate planning, it’s best to seek professional guidance from an attorney.


Having an experienced, knowledgeable estate attorney to help you with your planning will ensure that your last wishes are carried out and that your loved ones are cared for in the way you want. To learn more, please contact Cook, Craig, and Francuzenko today.

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