ChatBot Overturns 160,000 Traffic Tickets

There is now a free app online that helps you fight your parking ticket. It started in London and New York City, but will soon be expanding. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

Have you recently got a parking ticket? This chatbot might be able to help overturn it.

The free service, called DoNotPay, has successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets—around $4 million worth—in London and New York. It was launched just 21 months ago by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder, who says it took him three months to program and who describes DoNotPay as “the world’s first robot lawyer.”

“As far as I know, it’s the first of it’s kind,” Browder told Quartz. “I like to think I created the chatbot before it became cool.”

The service helps users by first asking them a few questions about their parking ticket to figure out if an appeal is possible. The chatbot then helps the user navigate the appeals process.

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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