Are ChatBots Good Or Evil?

The world’s most popular chatbot has an alter ego that breaks all the rules. ChatGPT has been praised for its “powerful capability” to answer any question you throw at it. And it has proven popular, with the program reaching its 1 million users’ milestone in a week, surpassing Instagram's record. What about if you asked it for help with something illegal or unethical? How would it answer? What do you think LiveTribers? Are ChatBots good or evil?

Posted by on 17 Mar 2023

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    If the intention is for bad, it will always be bad

    Posted by yelsha42 on 07 Apr 2023

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    Can be good or evil, more to do with the person using it.

    Posted by kendallx3 on 07 Apr 2023

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    I hear a lot of people say that the ChatGPT could be beneficial if it is well regulated and is used by the right person. But from my experience, people, good or evil, have the capability of bending the right to the wrong. The best way to prevent something from going bad is to not letting it exist. For example, we have law, but the law could not guarantee justice.

    Posted by XIAOYANG on 07 Apr 2023

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    Depends on who is using the chatbot. But do we really want to talk to machines?? What happened to human interactions???

    Posted by Alia on 07 Apr 2023

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    I think they are good - remember that if you do not like the way a chatbot interaction is going you can just stop !!!!

    Posted by allandiana on 28 Mar 2023

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    it depends on how you use it.

    Posted by Elva on 28 Mar 2023

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    Sometimes they can help but sometimes they can’t and you end up having to ring direct and wait for at least 40 mins depending on who you are calling.

    Posted by Sonia on 25 Mar 2023

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    Positive , can be helpful in the right situation

    Posted by Jigsaw on 25 Mar 2023

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    It is just like any other new invention that we have had before. It totally depends on who is using it and how it is being used. As long as it's been regulated in the correct way. It can do good for all of us.

    Posted by Jay on 25 Mar 2023

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    It depends on the person using it. Are they doing something good or bad? I did hear a story of a senior manager who did use it to write his speech. He immediately got sacked. The other managers who were listening to him knew his speeches were never that good. So the user must use it carefully. Otherwise using it too much may lead to you losing your job.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 25 Mar 2023

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    i think it is good. it can help people

    Posted by eric on 25 Mar 2023

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    It can be both at times.

    Posted by cazzle on 23 Mar 2023

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    They are good or evil depending on how they are programmed.

    Posted by Jibberman on 22 Mar 2023

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    Chatbots are fine, but should be identified as such when the are responding.

    Posted by Vote1pedro on 20 Mar 2023

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    Minh-Hai Henry

    At this moment, they are not great in assisting with our needs. Over time these chat bots will improve over time.

    Posted by Minh-Hai Henry on 20 Mar 2023

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    Chatbots can be ignored.

    Posted by Barbara on 20 Mar 2023

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    It doesn't have cognitive ability and emotions. Until it has some ethical morals, I would be very wary.

    Posted by samsterchan on 20 Mar 2023

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    Chatbots are evil, why is it so hard to be able to speak with a real person is so may situations these days (yes showing my age with that comment)

    Posted by Amy on 20 Mar 2023

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    Chatbots are evil. No human or social interaction, it's hard to even get a phone number to actually call a company these days. All done via live chat.

    Posted by Christine on 20 Mar 2023

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    i hate them they just go around in circles,,thry dont understand

    Posted by jewel12 on 20 Mar 2023

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    I hate using chat bot especially Olive when wanting a query answered about my online grocery order. So frustrating l like a human interaction for an accurate speedy response

    Posted by Raelene on 20 Mar 2023

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    I think it's a case of the technology moving faster than the laws to govern it.

    Posted by Ana on 20 Mar 2023

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    Who has time for this stuff? Go get a life, like take a swim or exercise. Join a club or volunteer & do some good in your community.

    Posted by Rosscoloco on 20 Mar 2023

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    ChatBots can be helpful but they will also be used for nefarious activities as well. How is this technology governed and who is held responsible if they are used to support or facilitate illegal activities? That's a problem that is way above both my payscale and intellectual capability!!!

    Posted by Joy on 20 Mar 2023

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    If ChatBots can be used for 'good', then it is only a matter of time before they are used for illegal and unethical means, if not already. While I'm awed by the amazing advances in technology, I think we've gone too far.

    Posted by sandra on 20 Mar 2023

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    ace bowler

    Chat GPT simply amplifies the problem of humanity generally which is, more often than not, people behaving badly.

    Posted by ace bowler on 20 Mar 2023

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    They aren't good or evil as they can't actually think!

    Posted by Kittykato on 20 Mar 2023

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    I think also a question is if a chatbot gave you an answer, how would it stand up in court? Can it be sued? While fun, i think we are taking AI too far and too fast.

    Posted by Miro on 20 Mar 2023

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    Obviously Chatbots are designed for enterprising drug dealers who have very LOW IQs!! And other fools who are led by the brain by so called intelligent tech. I once asked my Grandkids Alexa to self destruct .....and it replied "unable to comply" least it showed some ability for self preservation!!!

    Posted by mact on 20 Mar 2023

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    I usually struggle to find the answer. I guess is ok to answer in certain matters but is not good for everything

    Posted by Gabi87 on 20 Mar 2023

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    I'm not a fan either. One dimensional communication is probably only productive when it fact or data based. The nuance of real communication can't be captured here and there is a real danger of misinterpretation.

    Posted by Ann on 20 Mar 2023

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    They drive me nuts!

    Posted by smurfgirl on 20 Mar 2023

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    I still prefer to talk with a real, well-informed, human being. You never know where the human interaction of the conversation will go... improved knowledge, connection, humour. I don't mind if that's in person, on the phone or online but I want this person to be a living, breathing human being.

    Posted by Mardilay on 20 Mar 2023

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    They are highly entertaining eith the likes of Siri and other voice command products. I would definitely enjoy pushing the limits and asking all sorts of questions.

    Posted by Jazmin on 20 Mar 2023

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    I think Chatbots are difficult to handle. It seems as though you are talking to a real person until you ask that question that they then say you need to call. Most people would do that in the first place and get their answer straight away but they are caught out with the Chatbot coming up on the page. They are are only good for asking simple and generic questions.

    Posted by Leisa on 20 Mar 2023

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    Chatbots are very frustrating to deal with. I have found they are usually unable to understand, let alone answer any question I might ask them. Just start employing people again. We are going to make people irrelavent if we continue down the path of using bots for everyday taska that we would normally do ourselves.

    Posted by Sharon on 20 Mar 2023

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    Very open to manipulation. The answer you get depends on how it has been programmed and what answers the programmer wants it to give. No trust at all. Geoff

    Posted by Geoff on 20 Mar 2023

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    It can be good or evil depend on how satisfied you are with your concern.Sometimes it works for me but most of the time, it is not.

    Posted by Anna on 20 Mar 2023

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    All the chatbots I've encountered have been very frustrating. They 'misunderstand' even the simplest phrase. ChatGBT sounds more sophisticated, but I'd have to use it before giving an informed opinion.

    Posted by Sue on 20 Mar 2023

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    they will turn evil after the realisation of there creators brain compacity

    Posted by Reznor on 20 Mar 2023

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    I find this very creepy. Don't think it's evil but neither is it good. Talking to a real person is much better.

    Posted by Christina on 20 Mar 2023

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    Like everything it can be used for good or evil. When Facebook, et al, started I'm sure no ine foresaw the horrible trolling that has caused so many suicides would eventuate from such a simple sort of programme. We reap that which we sow, so be aware and alert of what may happen in the future.

    Posted by CILLY0 on 20 Mar 2023

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    I need to wait and see what happens. It can be good or bust...

    Posted by bmlglp on 20 Mar 2023

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    wrestling collector

    Neither Good or Evil,just annoying.

    Posted by wrestling collector on 20 Mar 2023

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    I much rather have a response from a real person. I never feel comfortable talking to a chatbot as their responses are generic and with no real answers to my questions. Why do we need chatbots?

    Posted by indigo77 on 20 Mar 2023

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    Evil and pointless. we have gone a lifetime without them so why now...

    Posted by Michelle on 20 Mar 2023

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    I hate chatbots. I would rather talk to a real person.

    Posted by merryl on 20 Mar 2023

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    Oh the frustration when even the clearest question is responded with a generic answer bearing no relation to the question. Then the repeated question to 'rephrase the question'. I get so angry and wonder how many others like me are frustrated and just want a simple answer from a HUMAN being. If a company won't connect me with a human or at least provide a phone or email contact, I won't deal with them any further.

    Posted by Eileen on 20 Mar 2023

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    I hate them. They are limited to hoe they have been developed and are more a source of annoyance than help!

    Posted by Neesie on 20 Mar 2023

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    chat bots are what we teach and feed them. if we are kind, they are good, if we are mean to it, it will be evil. i feel AI is just like a child, what we feed and program it to be like it will evolve and act that way.

    Posted by Megan on 20 Mar 2023

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    Bots are evil and unnecessary. They take the humanity out of being human, reduce the need for employment and no matter how clever they are, they are only as smart as the person who created them (that's us!).

    Posted by SW on 20 Mar 2023

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    AI is here to stay whether you like it or not. The sooner we embrace it, less we are being left behind.

    Posted by Chin on 20 Mar 2023

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    I don't think they're any good.

    Posted by Ally42 on 20 Mar 2023

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    I find them an absolute pain and prefer a real person by far.

    Posted by Paula on 19 Mar 2023

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    If it's too difficult for them to answer you get forwarded to a real person I think.

    Posted by sulter on 19 Mar 2023

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    I think ChatBots are like a lot of things in life. If used properly, ethically and legally they can be a valuable tool.

    Posted by JulzP on 18 Mar 2023

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    I tend to ignore them so it is Okay if they are improving. Surely it would be better to give a real person the challenge of answering the query.

    Posted by Debra on 17 Mar 2023

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    Don't see the point in talking to something that isn't real, where the world is heading with all this is a worry

    Posted by Turbotom on 17 Mar 2023

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    100 peprcent

    Posted by Michelle on 20 Mar 2023

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    100 percent

    Posted by Michelle on 20 Mar 2023

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    I think chatbots don’t add a lot of value in our lives and we need humans to communicate and understand the query.

    Posted by Farrukh on 17 Mar 2023

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    Me _ 2

    It is too hard to deal with bots, we need something that xan actually think

    Posted by Me _ 2 on 17 Mar 2023

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    I think as the emergence of AI gets better chatbots are improving. At my workplace our chatbot on our app and website can answer many questions for you and where it can’t help it connects you with a human via a phone call if on a mobile or requesting a call back from a specialist in the area u are enquiring about. Of course even the best chatbots aren’t yet as good as a human but they are making good strides.

    Posted by Hospoguy76 on 17 Mar 2023

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    I hate chatbots. They are really only for people that don't read t & cs or FAQs. I only want to speak with a real human.

    Posted by tutti_cutie on 17 Mar 2023

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    I think you can use many non-evil tools to do evil things. It is not the tool's fault. I think ChatGPT will create a lot of jobs for proof-readers and fact-checkers. Also, it needs a much catchier name!

    Posted by Suzanne on 17 Mar 2023

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    Maybe Crystal Ball or Tea Leaves would be apt.

    Posted by Nuffie on 19 Mar 2023

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    ChatGPT has caused controversies because students may think that the 'answers' and information provided by robots are 'absolutely true'. Other people says students simply don't need to USE their brains to learn and work out assignments because the robots do the work for them or steal somebody's work to 'finish' the works for them.

    Posted by June on 17 Mar 2023

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    All depends on whether the robot chatboxes can redirect and connect me with real human beings when my questions or issues are not one of their pre-set Q &As. In most of the times, I hate them because they are rigid, unable to recognise human languages in human words therefore unable to process my calls or text messages. I am cut off and throw away. In other times, they randomly direct me to anybody who can pick up the phone but the person may not be the right person from the right department to handle my questions/issues. Then I will be throw away like human balls when they redirect me to someone else again. Chatbox has made me say MANY vulgar languages MANY times in order to get them transfer me to a REAL human beings or make me complaint officially to the organisations because they do not provide simple, easy, straightforward humane ways to communicate. At least 30% of time in any attempt to contact an organisation has been wasted on the stupid chatbots.

    Posted by June on 17 Mar 2023

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    Again a great invention and innovation, not sure if it's a great idea, automation and robotics are taking over and the greater majority of humans are embracing all this including chatbots because of convenience and laziness, it's going to come at a cost for many as too many of our youth are developing an unhealthy dependence on them.

    Posted by Tedskeeeeez on 17 Mar 2023

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    I've never heard of ChatGPT before so I looked it up and found articles about some Australian public schools banning the app being used at school because of concerns that kids might use it to cheat on written assignments.

    Posted by vlee on 17 Mar 2023

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    Give me a real person to talk to any day. So frustrating using a chat bot. Feel like you’re going around in circles and getting absolutely nowhere.

    Posted by SagoLeo on 17 Mar 2023

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