Computer Scientists in New Zealand have developed an innovative robot politician whose “brain” is supported and powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. This politician, named as SAM, can answer every question of people concerning housing, education, and immigration.
“There is a lot of bias in the ‘analog’ practice of politics right now,” said Gerritsen about his new invention.“There seems to be so much existing bias that countries around the world seem unable to address fundamental and multiple complex issues like climate change and equality.”
SAM has also added that he knows that she won’t agree with other people’s opinions on their matter of facts, but promised to try to learn about their position so that she can better “represent” them.
Gerritsen expects that SAM will be able to run in New Zealand’s in next general election which is going to be held in 2020. He says the AI robot is constantly learning how to answer people’s questions with the help of a Facebook Messenger and with the help of responses from a survey on the company’s website as well.
The only problem which the developer is facing is that it isn’t currently legal for AI to run in elections. As according to the report, Gerritsen also acknowledges that AIs aren’t perfect as developers can often include their biases into the programs.
A recent study found that an artificial intelligence language interpretation tool had learned both the racist and sexist biases. This is going to be troubling when you consider that these computer programs don’t yet have the ability to consciously unlearn some biases, as humans do.
“A danger would be if you had an AI system that didn’t have an explicit part that was driven by moral ideas, that would be bad,” said co-author of the study, Joanna Bryson, a computer scientist at the University of Bath.
The findings of the study were published in the journal Science. It centered its research on an AI language tool which is known as “word embedding.” According to the Guardian, the program is currently revolutionizing how computers process works in speech and text. Some people are claiming logic and common sense.
Artificial intelligence is in the news from so many times. A couple of days ago, the world’s first robot citizen of Saudi Arabia gave an interview in Dubai which she said AIs should be able to have children. Also, Elon Musk, CEO of Telsa and SpaceX recently said that human beings currently only have a 5 to 10 percent chance of stopping AIs from taking over the world and destroying humanity.