Japan, the land of technology and robots, has announced that the first candidate based on artificial intelligence has announced his candidacy for mayor.
There has been a worldwide debate that robots and artificial intelligence will take away human jobs and increase unemployment, but isn’t it surprising that a fictitious figure with artificial intelligence in Japan Has announced to participate in the elections.
Although no legislation has yet been enacted to allow artificial intelligence to be used for high-ranking public office, the city of Tamau, on the outskirts of Tokyo, has sought to increase the role of artificial intelligence in local government affairs, calling it the ‘artificial intelligence mayor’. Or ‘Ai Meyer’.
The purpose of this is that instead of human officers, artificial intelligence software will decide the local affairs and thus very transparent and fair and impartial decisions will be made which will benefit every citizen equally.
Mayo candidate Mitsuhito Matsuda has said in his tweet that for the first time in the world, artificial intelligence is participating in elections. The artificial intelligence mayor will first collect public data in a transparent and balanced manner and then make quick decisions that will be useful for the next generation.
Matsuda, 44, ran in the 2014 Tama City election. This time they will act as a representative or incarnation of artificial intelligence. Their decisions will be programmed by top computer programs and they will apply them to the city. He claims that computer algorithm decisions will eliminate corruption.
Interestingly, posters of the robotic mayor have been put up all over the city. The posters call on the public to vote for an artificially intelligent mayor so that they can solve their problems. However, some have called it a ploy by Michito Matsuda to get people to elect him mayor, and he has resorted to a computer algorithm or AI.
Only after the mayoral election results will it be known whether the Japanese people trust a machine or not.