Saturday, July 15, 2017

Free ‘robot lawyer’ will fight Uncle Sam so you don’t have to

The New York Post reports:
The United States is a democracy, where every citizen has the right to be treated fairly by the legal system. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out that way. Fighting something as simple as a parking ticket can be a minefield of confusing regulations and obscure rules that seem to have been designed specifically to overwhelm the average person. Now, a “robot lawyer” is trying to change that, and after already helping to get nearly 400,000 tickets thrown out, the tool is available for everyone in the United States.

The bot, called DoNotPay, was designed and built by a Stanford University student named Joshua Browder. He’s dubbed the AI-powered bot “the world’s first robot lawyer,” and in trials in New York and Seattle, as well as the UK, the tool has performed a fantastic public service. Now he’s opening up the chat bot to everyone in the US.
An article well worth your time.