Answer: Your own robocaller!
There’s a new robocalling service out there, but for once this is one that the average citizen can get behind. Created by the startup DoNotPay, which uses technology to make legal processes easier for citizens, the automated service can reportedly get an appointment at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in days rather than months.
After the user gives the service some basic information, it will call the DMV’s automated line to set up an appointment. It will then call back up to 1,000 times a day to check for cancellations. You can listen to a sample call in the video below.
DoNotPay is already exploring further uses for the bot, including Social Security services and passport applications. “The DMV is the first step in making all government services automated and instant,” said Joshua Browder, DoNotPay’s founder.