This week, the Guardian interviewed Joshua Browder, inventor of the “world’s first robot lawyer”.

So far, Browder's chatbot has been used to challenge $5million worth of parking tickets. It has also assisted individuals in claiming compensation for delayed flights and even apply for government housing and asylum. 

Joshua Browder told the Guardian, "that few lawyers have a good understanding of how technology can provide quick solutions to clients’ legal problems without the need for an expensive appointment." And that "law firms are eager to use artificial intelligence to carry out document and contract review, due diligence and legal research, but... there is not enough focus on the consumer."

Could an army of robot lawyers soon become a reality?