Sgt. Star chatbot on US Army’s Facebook site raises legal, privacy threats. In 2013, Sgt. Star answered more than 10 million questions and was in more than 2 million chats.
“Technology and law scholars, such as Ryan Calo of the University of Washington School of Law and Ian Kerr of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, have warned of the threats to privacy posed by bots that combine social manipulation with mass data gathering. As Calo wrote of Sgt. Star in his paper, “Peering HALs: Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence and Privacy”: (via Answers and Questions About Military, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Agency Chatbots | Electronic Frontier Foundation)”