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Danish AI party decides to run for parliament

A political party in Denmark, whose ideology and program is built by artificial intelligence, intends to take part in the 2023 parliamentary elections. Writes about it techexplore.

At the end of May 2022, a group of artists Computer Lars created the Synthetic Party (SP). They intend to reach around 15% of Danes who did not vote in 2019.

The party believes that the voters did not vote because they were not approached by any of the traditional political forces.

After analyzing all the written publications of the Danish micro-parties since 1970, the artificial intelligence of the SP 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.

The SP also supports the addition of UN Sustainable Development Goal 18, which will allow “humans and algorithms to coexist more directly than now.”

Voters can interact with the party’s artificial intelligence through the Discord channel.

The creation of the JV is a tongue-in-cheek response to the hundreds of small organizations created in recent years. In total, there are 230 micro lots in Denmark, including Synthetic.

“It’s a way to mimic the political process everywhere, but in direct confrontation with the legislative apparatus, political enforcement and organizational rights,” said Asker Brild Staunaes, one of the team members.

The party has not yet received enough support to run in the 2023 elections. According to the law, the political force must collect 20,182 signatures to be included in 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 the work done by members of the assembly.

“The idea is to take this huge political and economic power [алгоритмы] […] and try to fit it into the traditional political system,” Brild Staunaes said.

He added that currently “we don’t have the capacity to address human and AI issues in a democratic environment.”

In September 2022, the party plans to hold its first “live audience” campaign rally.

Recall that in July, Chinese scientists created an AI to assess the loyalty of members of the Communist Party.

In June, researchers found that in 2018, Facebook’s algorithms promoted posts by local US Republican Party cells despite their competitors posting more frequently.

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