This chatbot is responsible for more than 160,000 dismissed parking tickets

Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer” by its 19-year-old creator, Joshua Browder, DoNotPay has now successfully contested over 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York.

The program attempts to glean information from a simple survey to determine whether an appeal is possible by asking questions that could lead to a dismissal in court, questions like: “were there clearly visible parking signs?” From there, the AI attempts to guide users through the appeals process while aiming for a dismissal. To date, it’s been successful in 64 percent of attempts, successfully defending 160,000 of 250,000 offenders in the 21 months it’s been active.

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