I was drawn to a Seattle news item in my favorite local newsletter about “The World’s First Robot Lawyer”. The robot lawyer can be accessed via a website (http://www.donotpay.co.uk) for free. It was set up by Joshua Browder, a student at Stanford University who is not making money from the venture.
The Robot Lawyer purports to walk ordinary people through the process of crafting legally sound letters to dispute parking tickets, etc - apparently with success. Jonathan says he is responding to demand in rolling out his service to new communities and to address new legal challenges, and he wants to help people who can’t afford lawyers.
I think this sounds pretty nifty. Perhaps members of this community can think of some good uses for his robot!