You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: Should Brazil allow robots to act as judges? The Mormon project to digitize Brazil’s immigration records. And the startup that wants to lower companies’ costs on employee transportation.
Robots already a reality in Brazilian courts
In March of this year, a man filed suit against a restaurant in the state of Bahia that overcharged him BRL 2.06—roughly 50 U.S. cents. He won the lawsuit, receiving a further BRL 300 in compensation. The case is a prime example of how much Brazilians love litigation, with the rate of cases per 1,000 people being five times higher than in Germany, Sweden, Austria, or Israel.