I have to agree with this lawsuit. If I were a real human lawyer who spent a ton of money of my education, studied and passed the bar exam, I would not be happy about fighting a case against artificial intelligence! I think the use of a robot is probably cheaper than hiring a real lawyer, but I would feel much more comfortable with a real human being with insight and human intelligence representing me.
With that said, the Daily Mail says the Chicago-based law firm Edelson is suing the traffic ticket company Do Not Pay because they say their robot lawyer is not a lawyer or licensed to practice in court. Their lawsuit reads: ‘Unfortunately for its customers, DoNotPay is not actually a robot, a lawyer, nor a law firm. DoNotPay does not have a law degree, is not barred in any jurisdiction, and is not supervised by any lawyer. Sadly, DoNotPay misses the point. Providing legal services to the public, without being a lawyer or even supervised by a lawyer is reckless and dangerous. And it has real world consequences for the customers it hurts.”
Do Not Pay founder Joshua Browder says, ”Time and time again the only people that win are the lawyers. So I wanted to do something about it, building the DoNotPay robot lawyer to empower consumers to take on corporations on their own. This put my target on my back and Edelson began a campaign to stop us.”
By the way, I looked up the company DoNotPay on the Better Business Bureau website and the company received 1.74 stars out of 5!