You can do art, write essays, and even play chess. AI will now try something new. It is to provide legal advice. Next month, AI will take to court to help two defendants fight speeding tickets.
Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer,” behind this bot is DoNotPay, a technology startup that uses artificial intelligence to represent consumers. In a first-of-its-kind, AI tells the accused how to respond in real time to the judge using a Bluetooth-capable earpiece. new scientistof Matthew Sparks.
DoNotPay founder Joshua Browder says legal services and fees can be expensive, which may discourage some people from hiring traditional lawyers to fight their cases in traffic courts. CnetDavid Rum.
“Most people cannot afford legal representation,” he says. Cnet. The AI lawyer stunt “will be a proof of concept for courts to allow the technology in the courtroom.”
DoNotPay’s robot lawyers will be provided with audio during court proceedings, and the AI will respond with legal arguments. PoliticoBen Schrekinger. The defendants agreed to repeat to the judge exactly what the chatbot said.
The robot lawyer will use GPT-J, an open source language model released by EleutherAI, a group of volunteer researchers, engineers and developers. GPT technology, which stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer, recently made news with the launch of OpenAI’s bot ChatGPT. this bot “After being trained on webpages clipped from the Internet, they learn to model relationships between words.” It is registeredThis is Katyanna Quach.
According to Browder, this is ideal for law enforcement. “The law is a perfect use case for AI because it is almost like code and language combined,” he says. USA TodayBailey Schultz. “I think this is the greatest potential of GPT and large language model technology.”
DoNotPay has trained bots to argue using facts instead of constructing things to win cases. new scientist. They have also been programmed to remain silent from time to time as in court everything does not require a response.
The first case involving a robot lawyer is scheduled for February 22nd. exposed On Twitter last week, he did not identify the defendants or jurisdictions where the court proceedings would take place, fearing a judge could figure out the plan and block the use of AI technology.
On February 22nd at 1:30pm, history is made. For the first time ever, a robot will represent someone in an American court.
DoNotPay AI will whisper in someone’s ear exactly what to say. We will make the results public and share more information once the results are out. wish us luck!
— Joshua Browder (@jbrowder1) January 21, 2023
Browder said when he first discovered the case, he identified two jurisdictions where his plan was “not outright illegal.” Politico. Because some courts allow defendants to wear hearing aids, and some of them have Bluetooth capabilities, Browder decided that the technology could be used legally in the case. The hearing will be held in person on February 22, and follow-up cases, dates for which have not been disclosed, will be held via Zoom. DoNotPay is also investigating a third case involving evictions. USA Today.
Founded in 2015, the startup previously used GPT technology to appeal bank fees and negotiate a new internet rate. The company has created a template to help people request refunds from airlines and claim parking rights.
The upcoming hearings will mark the first use of AI in a court of law. However, this technology is already widespread throughout the legal profession. For example, large law firms regularly use AI to review large volumes of legal documents in the early stages of litigation.
Nicholas Saady, litigation attorney at Pryor Cashman, a law firm advising on the use of AI in law and business, says: Politico Browder’s plan could conflict with state law requiring attorneys to be licensed professionally in the state. He also told the publication that robots cannot replace human lawyers’ ability to improvise or understand body language.
Andrew Perlman, Dean of Suffolk University Law School, said: Cnet The benefits of using AI technologies in the legal system outweigh the drawbacks, and can make tedious legal tasks such as paperwork easier.
“Lawyers who try to provide legal services without skills will be inadequate and insufficient to meet the legal needs of the public,” Perlman said. Cnet.
Browder tells CBS News’ Megan Cerullo. He knows the downsides of AI technology in some cases. Given the potential risk to the defendants, DoNotPay intends to pay the defendants for their involvement and cover any fines associated with the case.
But Browder hopes the experiment could help make legal services more accessible to those who can’t afford expensive lawyers.
“It’s against the law, but we’re trying to get things going, and a lot of people can’t afford legal help,” Browder told CBS News. “If these cases are successful, it will encourage more courts to change the rules.”