Could Russia's president one day be a ROBOT? Alisa AI software that claims 'enemies of the people will be shot' wins the backing of 40,000 to stand against Vladimir Putin

Mail Online | 12/11/2017 | Harry Pettit For Mailonline
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Russia's next president could be an artificially intelligent robot that claims 'enemies of the people will be shot'.

Forty thousand Russians have nominated a piece of AI software on their phones to stand against Vladimir Putin for the 2018 Russian presidency.

AI - Assistant - Alisa - Apple - Siri

The AI assistant known as Alisa, similar to the Apple's voice-activated Siri, was created by Russian technology company Yandex.

Now Alisa's own website is putting her forward as a candidate for the presidential elections on 18th March 2018.

Putin - Intention - Term - Tens - Thousands

With Putin recently announcing his intention to run for a fourth term, tens of thousands of his countryfolk have nominated the Alisa software as a candidate.

Alisa offers voters 'the political system of the future, built exclusively on rational decisions made on the basis of clear algorithms', Russian media reported.

'benefits - Decisions

She also has the 'benefits' of working 24/7 while only using logic to make decisions.

The AI is 'not led by emotions, doesn't seek personal advantages and does not make judgements.'

Supporters - Hours - Candidate - Nominations

She gained her 25,000 supporters in just 25 hours but as an independent candidate she would need 315,000 nominations to stand.

Her campaign website encourages users to send questions via telegram and boasts that the robot will have access to comprehensive information about people's concerns.

Millionaire - Roman - Zaripov - Yandex

It was launched by Russian millionaire Roman Zaripov, according to Yandex.

'The founder of the headquarters is a Moscow businessman, Roman Zaripov,' it said in a statement.

Alisa - Nomination - President - Example - People

'Apparently, Alisa's nomination for president is another example of people's creativity. We learned about this along with...
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