The world’s first digital “assistant” looks like a talking mirror. Photo: gov.ro
It seems that the gloomy predictions of the Hollywood blockbusters about the conquest of the world by robots began to come true. Neural networks are already replacing journalists, artists, musicians and writing theses for lazy students. And now the bots have come to politics. The Romanian government has turned to artificial intelligence for help running the country. Prime Minister Nicolae Chuca introduced his “honorary adviser” called ION to the public.
The world’s first digital “assistant” looks like a talking mirror. Same, my light, mirror, tell me. The reflected name ION is read as NOI and means in Romanian – “we”.
Artificial intelligence will collect and analyze people’s opinions on social media, and then report back to the government in real time “what the people want.” Romanian residents will also be able to share their concerns with ION on the project website.
The Prime Minister is especially proud that ION is 100% domestically developed. Chuque is clearly delighted with the new adviser and is convinced that the use of artificial intelligence must be mandatory to make informed political decisions.
Why ministers are needed if the robot can drive itself, and what the head of government will do when ION advises something that goes against the current political course, was not reported in the presentation.