Bot Behavior

Whether Humans or Robots, We Need Moral Programming

Machines that listen, think, and respond in human language! For centuries, such things were found only in carnival sideshows and science fiction stories. But today, sophisticated computer programs called chatbots allow humans to input verbal or written questions into a computer and receive responses in words, even complete sentences. People can literally converse with machines via chatbots.

Try it. Visit or, for example, and start typing in questions and statements in English. The chatbots will respond in English—you can chat with a machine!

Chatbots are designed to be intelligent, even to approach mimicking human intelligence. More sophisticated chatbots...


Richard W. Stevens, an appellate lawyer, holds degrees in both computer science and law, and has authored four books and numerous articles on various subjects, including legal topics, the Bill of Rights, and intelligent design.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #42, Fall 2017 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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