Artificial Intelligence To Become Mayor Of A City?

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( – In Cheyenne, Wyoming a candidate for the position of mayor has promised that if he is elected he would allow artificial intelligence chatbots to take all governing decisions in the city. However, top election officials in the state have argued that such a move would violate the law. 

Mayoral candidate Victor Miller stated on Wednesday during an appearance on NewsNation’s “Dan Abrams Live” that he intended to put an end to all decision-making and that a customized AI bot, which would be called “Vic” would take over if he is elected. 

As Miller explained, the AI is going to be considering supporting documents and the information that it already has for the city and its systems in order to vote yes or no on different decisions. He added that it would be doing so on the basis of data and intelligence and that if he is elected he is going to take the step and make it happen. 

However, on that same day during an appearance on NewsNation’s “Elizabeth Vargas Reports” Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray argued that such a move would be in violation of state law as AI is ineligible to hold office. 

Gray further noted that the certification of Miller’s candidacy had been due to a county clerk acting improperly and that they were considering what action could be taken without directly overseeing the municipal election. 

Gray added that it is stated very clearly in Wyoming state law that an AI bot was not eligible to run for office and that “qualified electors” who are U.S. citizens and state residents are the only ones allowed to be candidates.

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