Monday, March 6, 2017

This Facebook Messenger chatbot gives refugees free legal aid

Governments and politicians have failed to respond to the current refugee crisis, and that’s being made painfully prominent by the fact that 65 million people had been forced from their homes last year. However, where governments fail, private citizens and ingenuity can help. Joshua Browder’s DoNotPay has proved this with a robot lawyer who gives refugees free legal advice. According to the Guardian, the chatbot aids refugees through Facebook Messenger by asking them a series of question to determine which forms they have to hand in and whether they are eligible for asylum protection. The robot lawyer also uses the information to…

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