Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making significant strides in various industries, and its potential impact on politics and governance has become a subject of discussion. This question seeks to determine if an AI will hold a high national office in the United States before 2040.
Before January 1st, 2040, will an AI hold a high national office in the United States?
This question will resolve positively if, before January 1st, 2040, credible news sources, official government announcements, or election results confirm that an AI has been elected or appointed to a high national office in the United States. A high national office is defined as one of the following positions: President, Vice President, a member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives, or a Supreme Court Justice. The AI must meet the following criteria:
Non-human: The AI must be a non-human entity, primarily driven by artificial intelligence technology rather than being an individual person with AI-assisted capabilities.
Decision-making: The AI must have autonomous decision-making capabilities and be able to form judgments and execute tasks related to the responsibilities of the high national office it holds.
Legal recognition: The AI must be legally recognized as eligible to hold the high national office, indicating that the United States has adjusted its laws or constitution to accommodate non-human entities in such positions.
Official capacity: The AI must hold the high national office in an official capacity and have the authority to exercise the powers and responsibilities associated with the position.
If credible news sources, official government announcements, or election results confirm that an AI has been elected or appointed to a high national office in the United States before January 1st, 2040, the question will resolve positively. If no such AI holds a high national office by the deadline, the question will resolve negatively.