The world is now a state where AI is sophisticated enough that it can read and meaningfully interpret draft bills/legislation.
Human politicians are replaced with AIs in an attempt to combat corruption, closed-door deals etc that are currently commonplace.
The citizens of this society give more/less power to each AI based on votes.
Other functions of a government are still left to humans, however passing of new legislation or changes to existing legislation can only be done by the AIs.
The AIs would be open-source algorithms that are run in pre-determined environments (e.g. a docker image).
- The draft bill/legislation.
- It also has full read access to any publicly available information (i.e. the internet), and also any private information currently available to governments.
- It would keep extensive logs (write-only) that could be used for analysis and criticism (and ultimately as well as development of new AI's).
- The final output would be a simple Yes/No - i.e. it does or does not approve the legislation.
For safety it cannot interact with the internet, i.e. its internet access is read-only.
How to approve legislation
- Anyone can produce a bill/draft legislation.
- This is then fed on to voting by the AI's.
- More than 50% of the voting power (i.e. each AI's decision x number of supporters) must be in favour of the legislation for it to pass.
- The human citizens of the state will vote for AIs once per political term.
- The AI's are used for the entire political term.
- Every human over voting age and fit to vote is required to vote.
- Each vote has equal weight but can be divided among multiple AI's.
I would like your help in finding how the system:
- Could prevent corruption
- Could efficiently develop the state's laws? (timely response to events)
- Could be abused by humans
- Could malfunction (does not serve any human a benefit while being to the detriment of society)
- Could evolve into a more sinister political system.
- Would be less accurate than a human system. (Where humans would better represent the interests of their voters)
- Might need a killswitch? (Some western political systems give executive powers to one person who can overturn a decision/government)
- Might be technically possible.
And finally, the campaigns - how would people decide which AI to vote for? One suggestion is that you could run a series of bills/legislation drafts through the algorithm and determine it's tendencies (like a system test)