The Chatbot Survey has now ended.

Thanks to many generous respondents out there, the survey is complete and I am in the midst of compiling the results. Over the course of the survey, botmasters and bot users contributed their thoughts about chatbots past, present, and future. The results also offer a glimpse of the demographics of the makers and users of chatbots, although these are not by any means mutually exclusive.

Please contact me with any questions, or you can send me your email address to be notified when the results are made public.

If you are a botmaster and were not able to complete the survey, please contact me. I am very interested in learning about your thoughts on bots. Of course, you can also join us for discussion on our various threads.

The Survey Announcement:

Calling all chatbot users and makers of chatbots. Please fill out a survey to help some on-going research on the community that has formed around chatbots.

To participate, read the statement below and follow the instructions. They will lead you to an online Questionnaire and a forum. Identities of all participants will remain confidential.


My name is Mark Marino. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Riverside. As part of my research, I am conducting a study regarding the researchers who build and use chatbots.

Your involvement in this project involves discussing your concerns, goals, and interests regarding chatbots on this online discussion board. The time required will all depend on how active you are in posting and reading messages. You will decide.

Please be advised that your participation is voluntary and that you may withdraw at any time or decline to answer any question you choose. We would also like to assure you that your responses will be held strictly confidential. I will contact you for your approval before I publish any writing that includes your comments. Only your screen name will be used to identify you.

Only persons over 18 years of age may participate in this study.

By registering, you are stating that you meet and agree to the rules of this study. You may end your participation at any time.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at mmari002 [at]

To enroll in the course:

  1. Follow this link and register
  2. Select ???Chatbots???
  3. When asked for an Enrollment Key, type I CONSENT.

You will find additional instructions in this section.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at mmari002 [at]

You will find additional instructions in the course.

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