Joshua Browder founded the company DoNoPay in 2015 as a chatbot that offered legal advice to customers who were troubled by late fees or fines.
He converted the business to an AI model five years later.
The software he has created is now referred to as the “world’s first robot lawyer.”
The product is set to take on its first court case thanks to AI, according to the New York Post. It will help a defendant fight a traffic ticket in court.
Where It All Started
During his time at Stanford University, Browder became “an expert” at finding loopholes to avoid paying parking ticket fines and said he started the company “by accident.”
Now, the founder wants to use his invention to get rid of the high costs that customers have to pay for parking tickets.
Browder is of the opinion that he has developed a workaround that will not only enable individuals to avoid paying the tickets but also the legal fees associated with employing a lawyer to assist them in their case.
Browder stated, “The objective of this company is to make the $200 billion legal profession free for consumers.”
Who Wins In The End?
Browder says that training the application to cover a wide range of case law topics took a lot of time because it wants to replace certain kinds of lawyers to save people money.
According to the publication, he explained, “There will still be a lot of good lawyers out there who may be arguing in the European Court of Human Rights, but a lot of lawyers are just charging way too much money to copy and paste documents. I think they will definitely be replaced, and they should be replaced.”
Browder’s company also wants to see the application he created, which, he claims, took a long time to train on a wide range of case law, completely replacing certain lawyers to save people money.
According to the New York Post, he stated, “It’s all about language, and that’s what lawyers charge hundreds or thousands of dollars an hour to do.”
The technology will instruct the defendant on what to say in the upcoming case as they resolve a speeding ticket in court.
DoNoPay has pledged to “fight corporations, beat bureaucracy, and sue anyone at the press of a button” in addition to working as a legal assistant.
Source: Yahoo News