If someone had told me just 5 years ago that a robot would be running for office in a country such as Japan, I would have immediately called it Fake News.
But it’s real brethren. This event is opening wide the door to AI robots being considered equal to human beings. And trust me when I say this: These bots will NOT be content to be considered “equal” with humans. They will want to rule us.
I’ve written in other articles concerning AI bots, that top scientists in the secular world have sternly warned of the dangers of giving these machines power over human beings. Stephen Hawking, who recently died, was at the forefront of the voices against these robots having power over us.
A ROBOT has been nominated to run for Mayor of Tokyo in a world first that see the machine promising to be “fair and balanced” to all its constituents in a major breakthrough for Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The robot is campaigning under the slogan “Artificial Intelligence will change Tama city”.
The election in the west of the Japanese capital features high-ranking local politicians, as well as the robotic candidate competing against its human counterparts.
The campaign process is no different either: the district has had posters with smiling faces of the party leaders plastered across it, with the usual slogans promising positive change for all residents.
In line with regular election propaganda, Michihito Matsuda has been branded on vans, with posters spouting its inspirational messages for improved politics.
According to Japanese news website Otaquest, in an attempt to offer “fair and balanced opportunities for everyone”, the AI mayor would analyse petitions put forward to the council, breaking down the pros and cons and statistically dictating what effect they would have.
The robot can also take in the dialogue and wishes of residents before calculating the best way to implement them.
Finally, the robotic candidate can rationally compromise when conflicts arise between those residents.
But citizens would not however vote for the AI Mayor, as robots cannot technically run for office, but will instead vote for the human Michihito Matsuda with the idea.
Mr Matsuda said: “Tama New Town was the most advanced city in Japan 40 years ago.
“As it stands, the ageing population will only continue to grow, prompting a need for change in the current administration.
“Let artificial intelligence determine policies by gathering city data and we can create clearly defined politics.”
The robot’s bid to become the world’s first artificial mayor is being financed by two men with links to two of the biggest technology companies in the world – Tetsuo Matsumoto, vice president of global software provider SoftBank, and former Google Japan employee Norio Murakami.
This is not the first time a bizarre candidate has stood for office. In 1938, a brown mule ran for a Republican precinct seat in Milton, Washington.
A cat named Stubbs was elected Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska in 1997 and even an attempt to run for office was made by a potted ficus tree. – source
Brethren, I do not consider this to be a “joke.” This is the beginning of something so bizarre and scary – it’s mind boggling.
Share the Gospel with the lost. God knows whose hearts have not been so hardened, and who may still be saved!