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There are few moments in life as galling as seeing a parking ticket slapped onto your car windscreen but there may be hope in the form of a chat bot that has already helped to overturn 160,000 tickets in London and New York in just under two years. The DoNotPay artificial intelligence service, created by a 19-year-old student, is called the "world's first robot lawyer" and uses a step-by-step chat-like system that asks a series of questions to find out the details of the issued ticket and then highlight areas where you can appeal the fine. Browder incorporated all this knowledge into a free-to-use website using an artificial intelligent system that offers multiple options to best describe why users should not be issued a ticket. The DoNotPay robot lawyer is only available for use in London and New York at the moment but it is reportedly being prepared for Seattle.


This chat bot has overturned 160,000 parking tickets in under two years - for free

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There are few moments in life as galling as seeing a parking ticket slapped onto your car windscreen but there may be hope in the form of a chat bot that has already helped to overturn 160,000 tickets in London and New York in just under two years. The DoNotPay artificial intelligence service, created by a 19-year-old student, is called the "world's first robot lawyer" and uses a step-by-step chat-like system that asks a series of questions to find out the details of the issued ticket and then highlight areas where you can appeal the fine. Since it went live in just under two years it has taken on 250,000 cases and managed to overturn 160,000 of them – giving it a respectable 64% success rate and saving ticketed road users a total of 2.9m. Its creator, London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder, was inspired to develop DoNotPay after he received 30 parking tickets in London and decided to study all the legal grounds to fight fines. He revealed that he accessed thousands of documents from the Freedom of Information Act and found that appealing a parking ticket was a rather systematic, by-the-numbers process.


Mobileye's upcoming self-driving car chip will pack a new MIPS CPU

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It's been a rough few months for Mobileye, maker of the assisted driving platform used in cars from automaker Tesla. The two have been at odds over what caused recent Tesla accidents, with the car maker blaming Mobileye's system. Tesla is now developing its own platform for assisted driving, and Mobileye -- having denied responsibility for the Tesla accidents -- is moving on. It is designing a next-generation chip called EyeQ5, which will be used as the brains for fully autonomous cars by 2020. The chip will have a new 64-bit MIPS CPU from Imagination Technologies, which has been dealing with struggles of its own.


Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021

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FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2015, file photo, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields speaks during the inauguration of Ford's manufacturing facility and engine plant at Sanand, near Ahmadabad, India. Fields said Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, that Ford Motor Co. will have a fully autonomous vehicle ready to provide ride-hailing or ride-sharing services by 2021. DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle -- no steering wheel, no pedals -- on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services, with sales to consumers coming later. "This is a transformational moment in our industry and it is a transformational moment for our company," said CEO Mark Fields, as he announced the plan Tuesday at Ford's Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California.


Ford says it will have a fully autonomous car by 2021

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Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle -- no steering wheel, no pedals -- on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services; sales to consumers will come later. "This is a transformational moment in our industry and it is a transformational moment for our company," said CEO Mark Fields, as he announced the plan at Ford's Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California. Ford's approach to the autonomous car breaks from many other companies, like Mercedes-Benz and Tesla Motors, which plan to gradually add self-driving capability to traditional cars. Just last month, BMW AG, Intel Corp. and the automotive camera maker Mobileye announced a plan to put an autonomous vehicle with a steering wheel on the road by 2021.