An ai-powered smartphone app will be used in a court to defend someone for the first time

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The AI-powered DoNotPay app will be used in a court case in a world first (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

'Robot lawyer' to defend someone in court for the first time - and could replace humans​

An AI app billed as the world's first 'robot lawyer' is set to defend someone against a parking ticket in court, according to its creator - it could lead to a permanent shakeup of the law

An AI-powered smartphone app will be used in a court to defend someone for the first time, according to its creator.
Joshua Browder, CEO of DoNotPay, claims that someone will be advised in court by the chatbot he created.

It will reportedly feed them legal arguments through headphones in an attempt to contest a parking ticket.
Browder confirmed that the AI will be used by the anonymous defendant at a course case in February, making it the first time an AI has ever defended someone in court. The location of the court is still confidential.

Described as 'the world's first robot lawyer', DoNotPay promises to help its users 'fight corporations, beat bureaucracy and sue anyone at the press of a button."



The court case will take place in February, with the defendant aided by the app (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

According to Browder, the AI-powered tool runs on an app and is capable of listening to arguments in court. It then generates responses for the defendant and tells them what to say to the court—in real time. He said that if the defendant loses the case, his company will pay any fines.
In a video, Mr Browder explained his vision, saying: "Lawyers are charging hundreds of dollars an hour for copy and pasting a few documents, and our vision at DoNotPay is to make the law free. So the average person shouldn't have to worry about paying all this money just to get access to their rights."

 

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