Microsoft recently teamed up with Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal to produce a bot for Skype.
The Heston Bot is full of culinary knowledge and will offer up cooking tips, flavour pairings and bite-sized anecdotes from the celebrity chef to turn users into kitchen pros.
‘I think the people getting parking tickets are the most vulnerable in society. I think they’re being exploited as a revenue source by the local government,’ Browder told Venture Beat.
The bot, called Do Not Pay, was designed and built by a Stanford University student named Joshua Browder.
He’s dubbed the AI-powered bot “the world’s first robot lawyer,” and in trials in New York and Seattle, as well as the UK, the tool has performed a fantastic public service.
Although the bot can only help file claims on simple legal issues — it can't physically argue a case in front of a judge — it can save users a lot of money.
The bot is based on a conversation algorithm, meaning it uses keywords, pronouns, and word order to understand a user's issue.
A chatbot has helped overturn an incredible 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York – in just 21 months.