In an interview with Larry King last year, Stephen Hawking warned that artificial intelligence, disguised as helpful digital assistants and self-driving vehicles, is gaining a foothold and could one day spell the end for mankind.When I heard this, images came to mind of films such as set in 2035 in which fallible human hero, Will Smith, fought off the robotic menace and saved humanity.

The categories range from reporting discrimination to disputing a credit card charge, and the bulk of the help that Do Not Pay provides customers is writing "strongly-worded lawyerly letters" to stake their claims.

Why it matters: This isn't the first we've seen of AI in the legal world, but the role of robots in law has largely been limited to doing the research work to support litigators, as paralegals do.

For this chatbot, we started by building on top of the existing natural language platform offered by and elasticsearch.

[Our] challenge was around defining what level of specificity would consistently give the right match for a response.

In the world of low-stakes legal claims, robots could be the best lawyers.

Do Not Pay — a chatbot created by Stanford junior Joshua Browder — has gotten people out of 375,000 parking tickets since 2015, free of charge, . Browder hopes to make free legal help even more accessible, and he's adding 1,000 new categories to Do Not Pay's repertoire.

Chris Eigner, CEO of the digital product agency Epsilon Eight and the engineer behind Ci Ci, had asked me to test out the sex education bot before he released it publicly.

While I'm usually an eager user of technologies in beta, I found myself feeling sheepish about talking to a bot about sex.

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