Friday, 27 January 2023

A robot was scheduled to argue in court, then came the jail threats

quote [ The man behind a startup called DoNotPay planned to use AI to help fight a traffic ticket. But professional lawyers shut it down. ]

The lawyers tell me that there are no prohibitions
Against robots making life or death decisions
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT]


slaytanik said @ 6:22am GMT on 27th Jan
We need less of this tech bro bullshit
rylex said @ 6:52am GMT on 27th Jan
i'm not sure. i think we need less of certain types of tech bro shit but havung read the article, I think this is the certain kind we need more of.

slaytanik said @ 12:32pm GMT on 27th Jan
How do you figure that we need more of it in this scenario ?
rylex said @ 5:19pm GMT on 27th Jan
because what the service disrupts is inherently worthless. attorney's real power in court comes from knowing case history and being able to use precedent, it almost never comes from the logic they attempt to spin.

A good majority of them don't ply their trade to help the masses. Some do pro bono work, but the majority charge exorbitant fees for service. The tech bro service in question appears as if it is removing the legendary bloodthirst of lawyer work. And i'm sure given enough time, we would see chatgpt prosecuting attorneys and perhaps even judges.
steele said @ 6:21pm GMT on 27th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
I'd rather a reworked justice system than more automation.
rylex said @ 9:25pm GMT on 27th Jan
me too. but let's be real. which are we more likely to see?
steele said @ 9:32pm GMT on 27th Jan
rylex said @ 11:28pm GMT on 27th Jan
here's a flame for you. you're ugly and you suck more as a site mod than st. marck. ZING!
steele said @ 1:51am GMT on 28th Jan [Score:1 Funny]
slaytanik said @ 5:17am GMT on 28th Jan
This the problem i have with the tech bro way of solving problems
We already know what the better solution is, and instead of that they'd rather over complicate it and then monetize access
I'd rather just opt out of society if we're going that way , it's aggressively dystopian
rylex said @ 5:36am GMT on 28th Jan
I have a feeling when push comes to shove, lots of us are secretly ready to be luddites. with our current form of capitalist oligarchy not working for the masses, anything accelerating its downfall would be welcome change
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:09am GMT on 28th Jan
I suppose the engineer who designed the system could get a law degree, pass the bar exam and get a license to practice law. That way, nobody would be practicing law unlawfully.
rylex said @ 4:34am GMT on 28th Jan
except for the AI arguing in court
Hugh E. said @ 1:41am GMT on 29th Jan
AI/law clerk

Doesn't matter who/what wrote it, it's the validity that matters. This is just another guild scam.
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:25pm GMT on 29th Jan
That's what I was thinking. Probably most of the people who threatened the guy trying to sell the AI lawyer are lawyers trying to protect their livelihood.

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