When the superpowers across the globe have failed to find the perfect solution for the refugee crisis, only citizens and ideas can solve the situation permanently now. Behold DoNotPay, world’s first robot to provide free legal services for the new settlers, constructed by Joshua Browder from the Stanford University.
How does the chatbot screen refugees?
The Guardian reported that the latest chatbot provides free legal services through Facebook Messenger after interviewing individual refugees. Their respective answers given for corresponding questions will assist the robot lawyer determining if they are eligible for protection.
Presently, the refugees are able to apply for legal systems of three countries in the English language. However, further complications may arise due to Canada adding itself at the last minute after Trump’s presidency. Immigration applications of the USA and Canada can be filled in with protection provided by the UK.
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Previous successful project of Joshua Browder
The 19-year-old Joshua Browder created the all judgmental robot lawyer last year when it had perfectly appealed for 160,000 parking fines in London and New York. Browder said,
I’ve been trying to launch this for about six months – I initially wanted to do it in the summer. But I wanted to make sure I got it right because it’s such a complicated issue. I kept showing it to lawyers throughout the process and I’d go back and tweak it. That took months and months of work, but we wanted to make sure it was right.
Preserving personal data more securely
As Facebook Messenger has managed to subscribe over a billion users already; hence, Browder chose to integrate his chatbot with it despite all the security flaws involved. To ensure maximum security for preserving personal data, its end-to-end encryption method between servers will automatically erase private data the instant an individual receives her application form.
Soon the applications will be available in Arabic and many other languages to finally expand to Whatsapp messenger too. This proves that smartphones have turned into one of the most important tools for survival of refugees.