In California, your bot will need to introduce itself

Perhaps one of the first “bot laws”, chat bots that live, and interact with those that live, in California will be required to announce that they are robots. I guess they’re getting too advanced for some to know the difference. Imagine, unknowingly, having an amazing conversation with a bot, then learn that it was a bot. Would you still value the conversation?

Google Duplex (aka the personal assistant bot) is a game changer. Especially if it’s engineered to answer incoming calls to your mobile, in addition to making them. I can’t wait for my personal assistant bot to go head-to-head with a robo telemarketer bot. Good thing mobile plans have unlimited calling, it could get expensive.