A political party in Denmark, whose ideology and program is built by artificial intelligence, intends to take part in the 2023 parliamentary elections. TechExplore writes about this.
At the end of May 2022, a group of artists Computer Lars created the Synthetic Party (SP). They intend to reach about 15% of Danes who did not vote in 2019.
The party believes that voters did not vote because none of the traditional political forces appealed to them.
After analyzing all the written publications of the Danish micro-parties since 1970, the artificial intelligence of the SP has developed a program. According to the algorithm, it reflects the “political views of the average person.”
Among the party's proposals is the introduction of an unconditional basic income of 100,000 crowns ($13,700) a month. The amount is more than double the national average salary.
The JV also supports the addition of UN Sustainable Development Goal 18, which will allow “humans and algorithms to coexist more directly than now.”
< p>Voters can interact with the party's AI via the Discord channel.
The creation of the JV is a tongue-in-cheek response to the hundreds of small organizations created in recent years. There are a total of 230 micro parties in Denmark, including the Synthetic Party.
“This is a way to mimic the political process everywhere, but in direct opposition to the legislative apparatus, political enforcement and organizational rights “, – said one of the members of the Asker Brild Staunaes team.
The party has not yet received enough support to run in the 2023 elections. According to the law, a political force must collect 20,182 signatures to be included on the ballot, and currently there are only four.
However, if the party manages to win a seat in parliament, it plans to use its mandate to link AI to work performed by members of the assembly.
“The idea is to take this huge political and economic power [algorithms] […] and try to fit into the traditional political system,” Brild Staunaes said.
He added that currently “we don’t have the ability to address human and AI issues in a democratic environment.”
< p>In September 2022, the party plans to hold its first campaign rally “for a live audience”.
Recall that in July, Chinese scientists created an AI to assess the loyalty of Communist Party members.
In June, researchers found that in 2018, Facebook's algorithms promoted entries from local US Republican Party cells despite that their competitors posted more often.