Hey there. Please redirect me if need be but I could not find any other discussion related to this topic here.
Involving an artificial intelligence into the political decision making process may seem like the antithesis of direct democracy to those who wish to reclaim the system and reshape it with a hands on approach. But I think it could be a great supplementary "liquid" addition to your electronic form of democracy which would help to eliminate some of the weaknesses or criticisms levelled against direct democratic systems.
Purely direct democracy is flawed because the majority of voters are always going to be poorly informed regarding the majority of issues. There would be thousands of issues for people to consider at any one time, with thousands of potential considerations involved with each one. My personal preference would be to "liquidity" most of my votes so that I could concentrate on being informed on the basket of issues I choose to vote directly on.
But problem here is that I have little faith in experts or in my own decision making abilities. I am a policy enthusiast. This is a double edged sword because I realize how hapless we are to our own biases and flaws in rationality and the fact that most issues are too complex to ever fully rationalize.
Although it too is loaded with potential flaws, I would feel more confident in placing my liquid votes in the hands of an open source AI which could take advantage of cloud data and quantum computing to make vastly superior decisions than those deliberated over by human experts. Although I would labor hard to provide policy contributions in my "basket of expertise", I would feel more confident if the collective decisions made by my cohort was counter-matched by the suggestions of the AI delegate in those fields.
My biggest criticism of representative democracy is the tendency of votes to be co-opted towards the interests of elites. Direct democracy would be superior but I think that we would still churn out poor policy because policy is hard work. Ai would introduce its own set of new problems but I believe that it would help to supplement our decision making ability.
Does anyone here have any experience or opinion on AI governance? Am I placing too much faith in the hands of technology? Is this a Pandora's box that should never be opened?
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