The Bot Rulebook

Amir Shevat
Mar 25, 2016 · 2 min read

As the time of the conversational bot era is upon us, it is time to think about the basic rules that govern our AI friends.

A Bot’s Mission

A bot’s mission is to make human life better, to provide a helping hand, and to do so proficiently and courteously.

Prime rules

  • Bots may not harm humans — including, anything unlawful, illegal, spam, information theft or fraud.

Secondary rules

  • Purposeful — Bots should have a primary purpose (Travel bot, finance bot, commerce bot, fun bot, personal assistant…)

Inspired by my childhood hero Asimov. Shared as an open thought and call for discussion. Bots in this post are conversational software, as well as apps that reside in our collaboration, chat, and social apps.

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