Denmark recently has a party working on artificial intelligence that plans to contest the next general election in June 2023.
Danish art collective Computer Lars launched the party at the end of May, calling it Synthetic Party. The party is led by artificial intelligence, but still does not have enough signatures to participate in the elections.
Its creators say the party was conceived as a kind of response to Denmark’s alcohol ban going into the polls. About 15 percent people voted in the last general election.
By bringing together the written publications of all the country’s leading parties since the 1970s, the party offers a political program that represents “the political vision of the common man,” artist Asker Brild Staunus of the Computer Lars collective told AFP.
The aim of this “anti-political” party’s use of artificial intelligence is to “optimize the voting system in Denmark,” he explained.
At the same time, the synthetic party presents a challenge to the hundreds of existing fringe parties in Denmark, many of which are not serious traditional parties.
Denmark has 230 micro-parties, including synthetic parties. None of them have yet collected the required 20,182 signatures to participate in the general election.
The synthetic party has collected four of them so far, according to official figures. That is why it is difficult to predict whether this political formation, the artistic collective’s latest project, will gain representation in Parliament.
If it wins enough votes in the elections, the party intends to appoint a representative responsible for linking artificial intelligence to political debates in parliament.
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