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When Bots Go Bad: Why We Need Bot Authentication


Opus Research

“The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Does a bot have more freedom than you? Does it need reputation?” asks Mark Stephen Meadows, on Opus Research.

 Mark contends that we need to work to make sure that software, including bots, needs to be designed so that they can’t hurt people — and what they need to guarantee that is a “unified bot authentication process.” This kind of central identity provide that can police bots would provide more than just convenience. As Meadows says, “Bots need reputations. Not only is it in our best interest, it’s necessary to our safety.”

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