Lawyer robot manages to beat 150,000 parking tickets


Parking ticket (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A new service to fight parking tickets, which was made available in New York, managed to successfully beat more than 150,000 parking tickets.

The DoNotPay lawyer robot has already been used 9,000 times to fight parking tickets in New York City, and it has a higher success rate than conventional lawyers.

Since the first version of the robot was launched in London, England, 160,000 out of 250,000 tickets have been challenged successfully with DoNotPay, the robot’s founder, 19-year-old Joshua Browder, said.

Browder hopes to extend DoNotPay to Seattle, later this year.

To challenge a ticket, users log on and chat with the lawyer robot, which asks them questions like if the signs were visible at the time the fine was issued.

Since the creation of DoNotPay, Browder has been working on a robot to help people with HIV to understand their legal rights and to collect compensation for people whose flights were delayed for more than four hours.

He is also creating a robot that helps refugees apply for asylum.