Could your next lawyer be a robot? It sounds far fetched, but artificial intelligence (AI) software systems – computer programs that can update and “think” by themselves – are increasingly being used by the legal community.
Joshua Browder describes his app DoNotPay as “the world’s first robot lawyer”.
It helps users draft legal letters. You tell its chatbot what your problem is, such as appealing against a parking fine, and it will suggest what it thinks is the best legal language to use.