Newsweek: By 2020, Robots Will Run For President

(Image: File) An article in Newsweek makes the case for why in the year 2020, robots will most likely be among presidential candidates.  [Related: FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology] The assertion is from Zoltan Istvan, a presidential candidate running with the Transhumanist Party. The Hungarian-born philosopher said to Newsweek, “I think in 2020 you will see a field emerge with competing AI robots for president, who want to debate and discuss policy. It’s unlikely any of them will be sophisticated enough to take on the job, but I do believe by 2028 robots may be suitable for political office—including the presidency.” Istvan said that the biggest issue with humans running for office is selfishness. He contends continuing advancements in the field of artificial intelligence will mean a machine…


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