Joshua Browder has done God’s work: he has created a robot that will fight your parking tickets for you. I really could have used this back in college.
Browder, a 19 year old Stanford University Student, has created an AI robot, called DoNotPay, that fights parking tickets. Not only does it fight parking tickets, but it does so for free. And not only does it fight parking tickets for free, but it actually wins! It’s been so effective that BBC anointed Browder “The Robin Hood of the Internet”.
DoNotPay has been in use in New York and London since March, and has already successfully wiped away 160,000 of 250,000 challenged parking citations, according to the website Venture Beat. That’s a 64% success rate. Also, Time has calculated that DoNotPay has saved people more than $4 million total.
As for why he created it, Browder said:
“I think the people getting parking tickets are the most vulnerable in society. These people aren’t looking to break the law. I think they’re being exploited as a revenue source by the local government.”
Amen, Josh, amen.
So far, DoNotPay is only available in London and New York, but you can check out the DoNotPay website here.