February 1, 2023
Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock.com Recent advancements in AI are sending tremors through the tech industry. But as we’ve learned, this technology is also fairly unreliable—robots can’t write compelling articles, and conversational AI just can’t stop lying. Well, evidently, these are the perfect qualities for a lawyer. DoNotPay, a company that helps people cancel subscriptions and asks for refunds using…

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Recent advancements in AI are sending tremors through the tech industry. But as we’ve learned, this technology is also fairly unreliable—robots can’t write compelling articles, and conversational AI just can’t stop lying. Well, evidently, these are the perfect qualities for a lawyer.

DoNotPay, a company that helps people cancel subscriptions and asks for refunds using AI, is building a AI bot that listens to court hearings and feeds answers to defendants through a pair of AirPods. The robot lawyer will debut next month at a hearing for a speeding ticket. (Previously, DoNotPay launched an AI that writes legal contracts and disputes parking tickets.)

The CEO of DoNotPay, Joshua Browder, claims that robot lawyers could provide low-cost legal assistance to low-income families. It’s certainly an interesting idea; as USA Today notes, the American Bar Association claims that around 80% of low-income individuals can’t afford legal help.

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