What role can Artificial Intelligence (AI) play in the democratic process? This question is little explored but should perhaps be given more consideration in a world where technology is advancing at a very fast pace. An article published by Swiss Info talks about new research on the possibility of AI-powered democracy. Here is an excerpt:
Asking to trust artificial intelligence with one’s vote is a tall order, especially in a direct democracy like Switzerland, where one votes several times a year, and often on complex issues.
Delicate questions about the role of AI in democratic processes, are those a research group at the University of Geneva has set out to tackle.
“We already have AI systems that are used today to model reality. But in a few years, we could also imagine having this same modelling, i.e. an artificial representation of a whole, for our way of thinking,” explains Jérôme Duberry, a researcher and lecturer involved in the project. He was interviewed earlier this month by Swiss public television, RTS.
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