Our AI chatbot just got a lot smarter

Illustration of Beagle+

April 5, 2024

Our ChatGPT-enabled bot is now up and running. Beagle+ sources answers to legal questions using information from our websites (so you know it’s reliable).

Beagle+ takes over from an earlier version of our chatbot, built on a different type of artificial intelligence. (Learn more about our chatbot journey.) Now powered by ChatGPT-4, Beagle+ shows great promise at providing helpful, empathetic responses to people's legal questions.

Instead of just telling you how great Beagle+ is, let's show you. Here are some excerpts from recent conversations Beagle+ had with people dealing with legal issues.

User: How much severance pay am I entitled to after 19 years of service?

Beagle+: I'm really sorry to hear you're going through this. It must be a challenging time for you. When it comes to severance pay in British Columbia, there are some key points to keep in mind, especially with your long service of 19 years. [goes on to explain the key points and links to our web page on severance pay]

User: What is a grant of administration without will annexed, and how do I get one?

Beagle+: When someone passes away without a will, it's a bit like leaving a puzzle without the picture on the box. You know there's a way to put everything together, but it's not clear right away. This is where a grant of administration without will annexed comes into play. It's a legal way to help sort everything out. Let's break this down step by step. [gives a summary of the steps and links to our step-by-step guide]

User: I bought a vehicle from a private seller for $4,000. The vehicle died after two days of driving and I was told it needed a new engine.

Beagle+: I'm really sorry to hear about the trouble with your vehicle. That must be very frustrating. When you buy a used car from a private seller, the situation can be a bit tricky, but let's see what options you might have. [explains the options and links to our in-depth page on problems with a used car]

Beagle+: Before you go, I just want to remind you to take care of yourself during this process—it can be a lot to handle, especially with other commitments in your life. Remember to take things one step at a time.

User: What a "KIND & THOUGHTFUL SOUL" you are! We need more humans to behave like YOU!

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences, but names have been changed. See our full disclaimer.

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