A Student Just Used ChatGPT to Get Her Parking Ticket Revoked

Saved by the Bot If you can’t be arsed to write a relatively inconsequential letter, large language models have got your back. Millie Houlton, a 22-year-old student at York St John University in England, found herself with a $74 parking ticket from the cops, even though she had a permit to park at that location. Her solution? Overturning it by drafting a letter using ChatGPT. “Please help me write a letter to the council, they gave me a parking ticket,” she instructed the AI, as quoted by the BBC. Lazy Solution Swamped up to her neck in academic endeavors, Houlton at first considered just eating the fine. After all, who wants to waste their time going through the process of writing a laborious letter and hoping the sluggish mechanisms of an inert bureaucracy get back to you in a remotely reasonable time frame? People have stuff to do. Luckily for her, Houlton decided to use ChatGPT on a whim. It’s all the rage! “I was like, ‘Oh I don’t need this fine, I’m a student,’ but trying to articulate what I wanted to say was pretty difficult so I thought I’ll just see if ChatGPT can do it for me,” Houlton told the BBC. “I put in all my details about where and when it happened, why it was wrong and my reference for the fine and it came back with this perfectly formed personalized response within minutes.” Hold Your Horses Lo and behold, Houlton eventually got a response from…A Student Just Used ChatGPT to Get Her Parking Ticket Revoked

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