IDG Contributor Network: Why we desperately need an AI chatbot law
The other day, I was starting at my phone, happily ignoring my family, when it hit me like a ton of bricks. Oh my God, I realized. We desperately need an AI chatbot law! Like NOW. I immediately called my lawyer (and oldest friend), David Neumann, and explained to him the situation. The following is a transcript of our conversation:
Neum: Hey, hey, Brykman. How’s it going?
Bryk: No time for small talk! We need to propose a new law ASAP, but everything I know about lawmaking comes from Schoolhouse Rock.
Neum: Hit me.
Bryk: We need a law that requires chatbots to identify themselves as such in robo-calls.
Neum [singing]: I’m just a bot. Oh yes I’m only a bot. And I’m sitting here pretending I’m not…