The AI is at the heart of a free service called Do Not Pay that was designed by London native Joshua Browder to help users contest parking fines.After racking up 30 parking tickets in and around London when he was 18, the self-taught coder decided to help his fellow parking-challenged motorists with a program that would help them navigate the ticket appeals process."I think the people getting parking tickets are the most vulnerable in society," Browder told . I think they're being exploited as a revenue source by the local government."Called "The world's first robot lawyer", Do Not Pay uses an easy chat-like interface to guide users through the typically formulaic and relatively straight-forward appeals process.Asking a series of questions such as whether or not there were clearly visible parking signs, the AI quickly works out the details and dispenses appropriate advice for free.
In those short months Do Not Pay took on 250,000 cases and won 160,000 of them.
It has saved motorists more than $4,000,000 in parking fines.
Browder has plans to deploy Do Not Pay in Seattle next, as well as plans to expand the AI's capabilities.
On the to-do list is train the program to help people with flight delay compensation, help people who are HIV-positive understand their rights, and help refugees navigate foreign legal systems.
Usually you can see the list of options/commands you can run in chat but since there are so many people in there you'll have to scroll down to the bottom of the user list to see them.
TN Note: Global corporations are going nuts over AI chatbots, including Microsoft.
These “intelligent assistants” are supposed to act like guides, anticipating your needs and providing timely answers.
However, autonomous learning begs the question: Can sinful and corrupted human beings program virtuous chatbots? ” as already demonstrated by several failed attempts, where chatbots curse, make racist and sexist comments and generally insult their audiences.
Predictions about artificial intelligence tend to fall into two scenarios.
Some picture a utopia of computer-augmented superhumans living lives of leisure and intellectual pursuit.
Others believe it’s just a matter of time before software coheres into an army of Terminators that harvest humans for fuel.