Stanford Student Creates Robot Lawyer That Fights Parking Tickets

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Ever gotten a university parking ticket? Those neat, polite little envelopes tucked under the windshield wiper that make you want to smash your windshield in with a tire iron? A 19-year-old Stanford student has created an automated law program that fights these tickets — and wins.

From The Oregonian:

Joshua Browder has created an artificial intelligence robot called DoNotPay that fights parking tickets for free — and wins. It’s been in use in New York and London since March and has successfully wiped away 160,000 of 250,000 challenged parking citations, according to the website Venture Beat. Time magazine adds that the chatbot has saved people more than $4 million total.

“I think [people who get parking tickets are] being exploited as a revenue source by the local government,” Browder said.

You’re absolutely right, Browder. Way to make a stand against the corrupt asshats at the Campus Parking Administration. Those dickholes once ticketed me for having my parking decal 3 inches above where it was supposed to be.

To check if the app is active in your area, click here.

For now, it looks like it’s only in England and California, but the site is supposed to be expanding to Seattle soon, which is good news for UW people.

[via The Oregonian]

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