The Artificial intelligence is on everyone’s lips and this means that over the last few weeks we have witnessed a huge number of projects that directly and indirectly involve different types of AI. Of course, no project had dared as much as the Romanian Government to appoint an Artificial Intelligence as a political adviser.
Yes, you read it right. The Government of Romania right now has a political adviser who is, in reality, an Artificial Intelligence. The news has not gone unnoticed and, in fact, social networks such as Twitter have erupted in comments both approving and concerned about the fact that an AI has this position.
Of course, Romania has not given full powers to this AI. In fact, it is mostly a project in which the AI has the honorary title of adviser. The mission is to serve as a common point for both the different politicians and parties of Romania as with the citizens and, in fact, this is the most interesting thing of all.
Ion, that’s the name of this AI from Romania that has a physical body since it has been presented in a format similar to a mirror with a base straight out of a science fiction video game. This government adviser has her own website where the citizens of Romania can express their concerns and, above all, complaints.
Ion is the new advisor to the Romanian government and to everyone’s surprise she is an Artificial Intelligence
Not only does it have a website, it also has Twitter. The account within Elon Musk’s social network serves both to know the opinions of citizens and to be able to use these opinions and learn about the opinion that people living in Romania have of their native country.
Ion has been developed on a voluntary basis by a group of researchers They have not used public funds for this project. There are high hopes and, above all, a lot of expectation about this new AI that comes in a complicated framework and that has been created to improve the way in which it is governed.
Romania already has its first counselor who is actually an Artificial Intelligence, we will have to wait to see if any other country in Europe joins this possible political trend. At the moment there are no other proposals, although this could change in a relatively short term if Ion does his job well.