This A.I. Chatbot Is Scaring Lawyers and Fighting Homelessness

Joshua Browder’s lawyer is a robot. In 2014, Browder created DoNotPay, a free online service that used an algorithm and an encyclopedic knowledge of the British and American legal systems to help people get out of parking tickets. The website took off, and now Browder is adapting his robotic system to help homeless people in the UK find housing and get off the streets — the latest application in a line of big plans to use artificial intelligence to aid the most disadvantaged in society. “Not enough people know their rights,” Browder, a British student at Stanford University, told Inverse. Protections exist for a range of areas, like banking and housing, but getting that information can be hard. “It’s amazing how many laws there are to protect people.” Chatbots, where…


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