Nick Gerritsen, a New Zealand based entrepreneur has developed the world’s first artificial intelligence politician ‘SAM’, expecting the bot to run in the country’s general elections in 2020. The virtual politician can answer queries related to housing, education, and immigration policies. Gerritsen said the bot may help bridge the growing political and cultural divide in many countries.
Meet the Politician of the Future SAM who is the world’s first Virtual Politician, driven by the desire to close the gap between what voters want and what politicians promise, and what they actually achieve. It’s goal is to act as a representative for all New Zealanders, and evolves based on voter input. SAM is directly connected to all New Zealanders through social media, and can be talked to any time, anywhere. It analyses everyone’s views. opinions, and the impact of potential decisions, promoting better policy for everyone. SAM’s conversational abilities are still developing, but your input is invaluable. It also learns from every question or interaction. SAM needs your views and opinions in order to better represent New Zealand. Completing a short survey will help SAM learn more about your priorities.