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A chatbot can now offer you protection against volatile airline prices


Posted at 3:31 pm on March 13, 2018 by salifuj22

A chatbot can now offer you protection against volatile airline prices. It’s the same bot, DoNotPay, that helped users protest parking tickets and even sue Equifax for small sums of money.

Joshua Browder, a junior at Stanford University, designed the new service on the bot in a few months, after experiencing rapidly fluctuating airline prices when flying to California during the wildfires last year.

“It annoyed me that every single flight, I could be paying sometimes double or even triple the person next to me in the same type of seat,” he told The Verge. Browder first used the service himself and then tested it among his friends in a closed beta. He claims that the average amount saved among the beta testers is $450 a year, though it’s…

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