Will AI Play a Role in Government Power?

As artificial intelligence technology begins to increase throughout the world and throughout many facets of our everyday lives, one question has been increasingly common in the artificial intelligence technology circles: Will artificial intelligence ever play a role in the government? Will artificial intelligence ever have a role in making policies that impact countries and even international relations? Could we even see an artificial intelligence program as the head of a government power? Let’s take a closer look at how artificial intelligence may play a role in politics—though likely not in the way that most people are assuming

Artificial intelligence: a role in politics?

When most people are confronted with the idea of artificial intelligence having a role in government power or politics, their mind goes right to the idea of an artificial intelligence program leading a country. In other words, a very strong and rather negative perception of a cold, unfeeling program being in charge of the lives of millions of people—and potentially billions, since international relations are more important than ever.

But the role that artificial intelligence is gearing up to play in government is not a shadowy leader or cold, unfeeling decision maker that bases all of its decisions on a computer program. Artificial intelligence is in fact already playing a role in the government through its ability to gather, analyze and predict data related to everything from healthcare to environmental solutions to solutions for problems such as violence and poverty.

The role that artificial intelligence will play—and in a sense, is already starting to play—in government is that of a controlled method for gathering important data that helps the people in the government make better and more informed decisions. Imagine a government where an artificial intelligence program can make sensible and accurate predictions about the outcome of certain policies or events—it may even be possible to prevent widespread problems such as the spread of contagious diseases, contaminated food outbreaks, and so on—through artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence: a positive change for the future

People would be surprised at the many innovative things that modern technology is capable of achieving. Gone are the days of clunky algorithms and ineffective programs that are little better than a Magic-8 ball. Today, artificial intelligence is already changing the world and how we live in it. It is only natural that as artificial intelligence technology continues to develop and strengthen, that AI technology will play even larger and more important roles in our lives.

The many benefits that artificial intelligence can have on a government are practically endless. In addition to being able to gather, analyze and provide accurate predictions about the outcomes of various policies and decisions, artificial intelligence is sure to play a role in the continued development of countries who are striving to make advances in all sorts of technical fields—from healthcare to economics and everything in between. One thing is for sure: artificial intelligence and its benefits are not going anywhere.