Recent advancements in artificial intelligence have allowed bots to translate text, create art and even write essays.

Now, they’re ready to argue for you in court.

Startup DoNotPay, which bills itself as “the world’s first robot lawyer,” plans to take on two speeding ticket cases in court next month, with its AI instructing the defendants how to respond to their assigned judges.

“The law is almost like code and language combined, so it’s the perfect use case for AI,” CEO and founder Joshua Browder told USA TODAY. “I think that this is the biggest potential for GPT and large language model technology.”

How does DoNotPay work?

First reported in New Scientist, DoNotPay’s plan is to have the defendants wear an earpiece with Bluetooth connectivity in the courtroom, likely an AirPod or hearing device, with the AI whispering instructions on what to say in the defendants’ ears.

One defendant will argue their case in person, the other on Zoom. DoNotPay is also considering taking on a third case over an eviction.

This will be the first time AI is used in court, according to Browder. DoNotPay is keeping the exact dates and locations of the hearings under wraps in case state bars try to intervene.

Browder hopes the experiment loosens courtroom rules against the use of AI in court, which he believes hurt low-income individuals since roughly 80% cannot afford legal assistance, according to the American Bar Association.

“AI technology is so powerful. People deserve to use that to help themselves,” Browder told USA TODAY…. Read More

Source By: usatoday