The first court case in which an accused will use artificial intelligence to defend himself will take place in February. The company DoNotPay announced that the person will have a pair of AirPods in their ears and will only say what the AI tells them during the trial. In addition, the company’s founder went to Twitter to offer US$ 1 million to any lawyer or individual who wants to use the technology in front of a court.
Working through the GPT Chat model, the DoNotPay application serves as a “robot lawyer”. However, it is not the smartphone or computer that speaks directly to the Judge and Jury, but it defines what a real lawyer or the accused must say during the process.
First, artificial intelligence listens to all speech in court. Then the little robot will choose the words and tell the person to repeat them. Normally, this would not be allowed in many countries, but it seems that the company found a loophole to take a risk.
Therefore, in February 2023, the first case (as far as we know) of an entire process defended by an AI will take place. DoNotPay tried to hide as much information about it as possible. However, the situation involves a speeding ticket.
The brand considers this an important test for its product. Offering to pay any fine that may arise at the end of the imbroglio.
Furthermore, CEO Joshua Browder took to Twitter to confront what he calls “haters” for doubting the project. As a result, he offered $1 million to a professional or person to use the “GPT attorney” in an upcoming case before the US Supreme Court.
Program is not yet for large cases
The CEO stated that it took a long time to train the AI on diverse and vast cases for it to become useful. He says that, currently, the robot dominates various topics such as immigration and transit. The company also guarantees that it has helped in about 3 million cases in the United States and United Kingdom.
One of the biggest challenges was to prepare the artificial intelligence to not say anything, but to focus on the facts of each process. That is, no manipulating stories or being too aggressive.
Joshua believes that the focus of his little robot is on smaller cases:
It’s all about language, and that’s what lawyers charge hundreds or thousands of dollars an hour to do. There are still a lot of good lawyers out there who might be arguing at the European Court of Human Rights, but a lot of lawyers are just charging a lot of money to copy and paste documents and I think they will definitely be replaced, and they should be replaced.
Company is not formed by lawyers
The most curious thing about all this is that the company does not have advocacy as its area. In fact, it emerged as a chatbot which offered legal advice to consumers, always based on conversation templates.
Even so, the website DoNotPay Its main slogan is the phrase: “The first robot lawyer in the world”. While right in the fine lines of the page there are the words: “DoNotPay is not a law firm”. It’s worth noting that CEO Joshua Browder himself is not a lawyer or even holds degrees or certifications in law.
Thinking about it, it’s hard to put all your chips in a case led by an AI, which the founder of the brand believes that one day the software will replace some lawyers.
With information: New Scientist.