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Beat that traffic ticket with the help of the world’s first robot lawyer (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Saturday, July 15, 2017, 13:16

Beginning July 12, 2017, the first robot lawyer in the world will be providing free legal counsel across the entire United States. The countrywide availability of the advice-dispensing chatbot follows hot on the heels of its success in Seattle, New York, and the United Kingdom, its country of origin. In those areas, it’s helped overturn about 375,000 parking ticket convictions worth an estimated $10 million in the two years since its inception.

DoNotPay is the brainchild of British entrepreneur and Stanford University undergraduate Joshua Browder. The inspiration behind DoNotPay stemmed from Browder’s own experiences with parking tickets. Speaking to Telegraph.co.uk, Browder explained: “I was the worst driver you can imagine and over the course of months I got about 30 tickets. So I became this accidental witness to the system, I was endlessly copying and pasting documents. As a technologist, I thought, this is the perfect thing a bot can do.”

From providing assistance with parking tickets, DoNotPay’s capabilities have been upgraded to deal with all kinds of legal problems that involve a single-page document. These range from disputes with landlords over security deposits, to credit card fraud, to work harassment.

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