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A robot lawyer will appear in a US court next month, representing a client facing traffic charges.
The artificial intelligence (AI) tool uses machine learning to match text and voice recognition with a data set comprised of legislation and legal precedent.
In real time, it then formulates legal advice for the client.
DoNotPay, the US-based firm behind the software, said it can help clients "fight corporations, beat bureaucracy and sue anyone at the press of a button".
The program will run on a smartphone and work by listening to the court proceedings, and advising how to respond via an ear piece.