Political party – P Andalucista http://p-andalucista.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 05:31:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://p-andalucista.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/default.png Political party – P Andalucista http://p-andalucista.org/ 32 32 2023: We don’t have a preferred candidate or political party – US Govt https://p-andalucista.org/2023-we-dont-have-a-preferred-candidate-or-political-party-us-govt/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 17:27:40 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/2023-we-dont-have-a-preferred-candidate-or-political-party-us-govt/ The Government of the United States, through its Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria, has stated that its government does not under any circumstances endorse any candidate or political party for the upcoming 2023 general election. Rolf Olson, the embassy’s political adviser, said this at the HHF Alumni Association Annual Seminar 2022, which was held on […]]]>

The Government of the United States, through its Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria, has stated that its government does not under any circumstances endorse any candidate or political party for the upcoming 2023 general election.

Rolf Olson, the embassy’s political adviser, said this at the HHF Alumni Association Annual Seminar 2022, which was held on Friday, November 18, 2022.

Olson, who spoke on behalf of Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard, made clear the US government’s position ahead of the 2023 general election, noting that reports of the endorsement of any candidate or political party by the US government on social media a few weeks ago was not true.

He said, “The United States does not support any individual candidate or party in this election cycle or, for that matter, in any future election.”

The government’s interest is to ensure that the processes preceding the elections and after the announcement of the results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are free, fair and credible.

“Our interest is in supporting credible and transparent elections that reflect the will of Nigerian voters in a peacefully conducted process. Full stop,” he said.

Read also: 2023 elections are fight to define Nigeria’s soul, says Tinubu

As political activity heats up, Olson agreed that recent events in the country are leaning toward more political violence and an unpatriotic use of language, both of which are capable of jeopardizing the country’s democratic future.

“We expect all Nigerians to reject the use of violence and inflammatory rhetoric before, during and after Election Day,” he said. When we say “all” Nigerians, we mean all: politicians, candidates, students, leaders of religious, traditional, community, youth and business organizations and entities.everybody has a role to play in this effort.

However, seeing the amount of damage caused by spoilers, he advised anyone with a stake in the upcoming general election to try “to eliminate the use of violence and inflammatory rhetoric”.

He added that in the past, the United States government has used visa denial as punishment for anyone found guilty of compromising the future of the country’s democratic processes through the use of violence.

“Individuals seeking to undermine the democratic process, including through violence, may be deemed ineligible for visas to the United States,” he said.

Olson further promised to apply this measure to anyone suspected of using violence to undermine the democratic process.

Perhaps knowing how politically charged the atmosphere is, he indicated that it is essential that candidates and their parties, as well as all their supporters seeking to help them win the election, refrain from brazen assertions. of victory suggesting that defeat is only possible if there is fraud.

“There is no real democratic election whose outcome is predicted,” he noted, referring to situations in the United States where some candidates were confident of winning only to end up losing.

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The Bulgarian NGO “Spasi Sofia” becomes a political party – Novinite.com https://p-andalucista.org/the-bulgarian-ngo-spasi-sofia-becomes-a-political-party-novinite-com/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 08:49:24 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/the-bulgarian-ngo-spasi-sofia-becomes-a-political-party-novinite-com/ “We create the ‘Spasi Sofia‘ (To safeguard Sofia) to party. 14 years ago, we started as three like-minded people who believed that the type of city we lived in was up to us. Today our cause to save Sofia attracts thousands of people – architects, engineers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, economists and above all active citizens […]]]>

We create the ‘Spasi Sofia (To safeguard Sofia) to party. 14 years ago, we started as three like-minded people who believed that the type of city we lived in was up to us. Today our cause to save Sofia attracts thousands of people – architects, engineers, lawyers, doctors, teachers, economists and above all active citizens from all over the city. We are growing, becoming more numerous and giving a clear signal that we are ready to take responsibility for solving SofiaThe problems.” This is what the founder of “Spasi Sofia“Boris Bonev said in a statement.

That’s why we bring together active people involved in the city, who have skills, energy and knowledge. In the struggle for a better Sofia, you not only need a mayor, but also municipal councilors and a team of dedicated experts. There ‘Spasi Sofiato party will be the platform through which citizens and our team of experienced professionals will work together for the benefit of our city,” he added.

In 2019, the association appointed one of its founders – Boris Bonevas an independent candidate for mayor of Sofiaand his colleague Gergin Borisov – as an independent city councillor.

Bonev came 4th for mayor with 47,936 of the votes of Sofia residents. And if “Spasi Sofia” had made a whole list, there would have been a group of 10 advisers in the Sofia Municipal Council.

Bonev is now a councilor and does not hide the fact that he will again be a candidate for mayor. And in October, he announces that this time the candidates of the association will certainly be on the list.

Exactly one year before the next local elections, his organization announced that it would become a political party.

According to the announcement of its initiative committee, the to party will work for a non-partisan administration without corruption, increased income and welfare of citizens, accelerated regional development and decentralization of local government, etc.

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GOP goes from political party to biggest threat to humanity in 50 years https://p-andalucista.org/gop-goes-from-political-party-to-biggest-threat-to-humanity-in-50-years/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 12:01:49 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/gop-goes-from-political-party-to-biggest-threat-to-humanity-in-50-years/ Listen to this story Throughout our history, there have always been groups of people who have posed a threat to other humans or even to humanity itself. For example, at one time the greatest threat to others was probably the Mongol hordes, which were then replaced for a few centuries by European settlers who wreaked […]]]>

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Throughout our history, there have always been groups of people who have posed a threat to other humans or even to humanity itself. For example, at one time the greatest threat to others was probably the Mongol hordes, which were then replaced for a few centuries by European settlers who wreaked havoc across the world.

The underlying motives of colonialism – money, religion and power – have generally played a role in who took the top spot as the “greatest threat to humanity”. And all three bring us to the group that currently poses the greatest danger to all of us: Republicans.

That doesn’t mean the GOP is the worst party on the planet, or that every one of its members is a terrible human being (although it does take some degree of moral bankruptcy to support many Republican candidates).

There are also probably more despicable organizations in the world, for example, those supporting pedophilia or kicking kittens.

However, the title of “greatest threat to humanity” is not only a reflection of the vileness of a group. Instead, it’s a combination of the group’s power, its potential to harm large numbers of people, and its revolt (no pun intended, although January 6 and various polls have shown that the Republicans clearly have an appetite for revolt).

Of course, the Founding Fathers did not want to protect the rights of genuine minorities; they just wanted to make sure that the group of white men in power couldn’t be too mean to the group of white men who weren’t.

Here, the modern GOP ticks all the boxes. To be fair, it’s not as clear cut as when the Nazis were in the lead in the 1930s and 1940s.

Nowadays, there is much more competition. We have Vladimir Putin’s Russia, which is trying to destabilize any functioning democracy and has just started a war; China, which seeks to dominate the world; and organized religion, which for centuries has been in the mix of “the most destructive force.”

For now, however, Republicans deserve the title the most. They wield incredible (and undeserved) power, their actions affect all living beings on the planet (most negatively), and those actions range from simple despicable to absolute evil.

Let’s first see how a party that has long since given up on winning elections fairly, and can’t get a majority of voters nationwide to back its platform (we’ll get to that in a minute), has been able to amass that kind of power.

It’s simple, really. All Republicans had to do was exploit every glitch and loophole in a political system designed to protect minority rights. Of course, the Founding Fathers did not want to protect the rights of genuine minorities; they just wanted to make sure that the group of white men in power couldn’t be too mean to the group of white men who weren’t.

In doing so, the GOP used the laudable idea of ​​not allowing the winners of an election to oppress the losers to create a tyranny of the minority.

And that allowed the Republicans to pursue their agenda, which is… nothing, really. The only thing the GOP is for… being against things. In fact, it’s a bit unfair. They are not against everything – just fairness, equality, justice, opportunity for all, environment, peace and minorities, which in this case actually means minorities (anyone who is not a “ Christian” white, straight and conservative).

Yet that in itself would not make Republicans the greatest threat to humanity. Because while it may suck for a 13-year-old girl raped by her father to be forced to carry a dead fetus to term that will probably kill her – just because she lives in a red state – it doesn’t. not really a problem for the rest of the world.

Nor is it that millions of Americans do not have health care or are unable to enjoy many of the rights that people in peer countries take for granted.

What Is to make Republicans the most destructive force is that they are preventing the most powerful country on the planet from making meaningful progress in addressing the most pressing issues of our time.

First of all, they have stood in the way action to address climate change — both in the United States and abroad — while supporting policies that make the problem worse.

The GOPs anti-science and pro-religious fundamentalist approach has not only harmed the environment, but has also stifled progress in the medical sector and a variety of other fields.

Furthermore, his pro-military policies (which, in fairness, many Democrats share) have contributed to conflicts around the world in recent decades, including two major wars started by the United States that helped destabilize entire regions.

Together, this new axis of evil seems poised to convince enough uninformed Americans that it would be in their best interest to hand over the keys of the country to the GOP again. We know how it ends: with America in a ditch.

Finally, one should not underestimate how harmful the GOP’s efforts to undermine American democracy are, not only at home but also abroad. Especially recently, the rise of Donald Trump has helped similar “leaders” come to power in places like Brazil, which has only just ended its own neo-fascist nightmare. And it has emboldened similar “leaders” in countries from Hungary to the Philippines.

However, it should be noted that Trump is not to blame in this matter. He only showed the world what the GOP has become.

What is most tragic is that it did not have to be so. Fifty years ago, the GOP would never have been close to “the most destructive force in the world.” At the time, it was, in many ways, a fairly moderate party before that moved considerably to the right while peers in the United States generally embraced more progressive ideals.

It may not be a coincidence that the United States still had a vibrant middle class back then. Now it has a tiny minority of millionaires and billionaires (which primarily fund Republican candidates), a “middle class” composed mainly of people who hope to never have a major medical emergency, young people burdened with crushing student debt, a bunch of poor white people who think they are middle class (and therefore vote Republican), and the poor who know they are poor.

You can thank the GOP for that.

But it would be unfair to blame only the Republicans…because they had a lot of help. On the one hand white evangelical leaders, who are a destructive force in their own right.

On the other hand, the GOP is supported by the who-is-who of the “worst companies in the world”. You have oil companies, throwing money at Republicans so they can continue to position humanity closer to climate catastrophe in exchange for a few more years of obscene profits.

Then there are the social media giants who would rather kill by stoking division and allow the unfettered spread of misinformation and lies than be a force for good. It helps Republicans because their supporters are much more likely believe in “fake news”.

And, finally, there is Fox “News”, probably the worst of all. This time the propaganda network once again everything came out to get Republicans elected through a relentless torrent of deceit and lies.

Together, this new axis of evil seems poised to convince enough uninformed Americans that it would be in their best interest to hand over the keys of the country to the GOP again. We know how it ends: with America in a ditch.

To be clear, this op-ed is not an endorsement of any Democratic candidate. Instead, it is simply a repudiation of a GOP that is morally bankrupt, revels in wickedness, and seems determined to make the planet uninhabitable.

You have a few days left to prevent this from happening, so vote accordingly!


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Victoria County political party chairmen debate issues and find common ground | New https://p-andalucista.org/victoria-county-political-party-chairmen-debate-issues-and-find-common-ground-new/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 00:23:42 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/victoria-county-political-party-chairmen-debate-issues-and-find-common-ground-new/ Ahead of the midterm elections, Bill Pozzi, chairman of the Victoria County Republican Party, and Woodrow Wagner II, chairman of the Victoria County Democratic Party, had their talks debate with county presidents on Wednesday at the University of Houston-Victoria. The event was hosted by UHV student organization The Association of Future Advocates, Leaders and Lawyers, […]]]>

Ahead of the midterm elections, Bill Pozzi, chairman of the Victoria County Republican Party, and Woodrow Wagner II, chairman of the Victoria County Democratic Party, had their talks debate with county presidents on Wednesday at the University of Houston-Victoria.

The event was hosted by UHV student organization The Association of Future Advocates, Leaders and Lawyers, and the two presidents not only spoke about local and national issues, but also stressed the importance of getting involved, especially in local politics.

Presidents of political parties encourage local participation

Among the issues the two discussed were recent local events, such as the LGBTQ book controversies at the Victoria Public Library and County Judge Ben Zeller and the Victoria County Commissioners Court pulling funds from Be Well Victoria of a Victoria LGBTQ Pride event. They also addressed national and state issues of gun control, immigration and infrastructure.

In almost all respects, the two county chairmen were in agreement, the difference being how their party would approach the issues.

On infrastructure, the two presidents noted that the Democratic and Republican parties are bipartisan in trying to tackle the country’s infrastructure, noting the bipartisan passage of the 2021 Investment and Jobs in infrastructure, which allocated funds to address the country’s roads, bridges and broadband access.

Pozzi noted that he wishes more investment had gone into roads and would like to see more investment in the future, but Wagner pointed out that the bill deals with things that are not traditional infrastructure, like broadband internet, which has become critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.






Victoria County Republican Party Chairman Bill Pozzi speaks to attendees before taking questions from his Democratic Party counterpart, Woodrow Wilson Wagner II, Wednesday night at UHV.



On immigration, the two presidents said they do not support open borders or illegal immigration, nor the candidates they support.

Pozzi said there was a need to complete the border wall that began under former President Donald Trump and secure the remaining openings, noting that there are many people waiting a long time to come to the country than those who arrive illegally jump ahead.

While the wall as a solution is there, Wagner said it was necessary to go beyond that and address the root cause of why people who risk their lives come here illegally. This includes increasing funding so the immigration process doesn’t take as long as agencies are understaffed and working with Latin American countries to explain why these people feel the need to flee.

On gun control, both agree there is something that needs to be done.

Pozzi said he thinks strict adherence to existing gun laws, including laws that bar felons, domestic abusers and people with documented histories of mental illness, will help. However, a gun registry would not help prevent shootings.







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Participants join the Conversations with County Presidents debate via videoconference Wednesday night at the University of Houston-Victoria.



Wagner said he thought a broader discussion of the first half of the meaning of the Second Amendment was needed; just like other reasonable firearm regulations, since the amendment and the regulation are not mutually exclusive. If a settlement can be put in place to save just one child, it’s worth it, he said.

On local issues, Pozzi didn’t offer an opinion, but Wagner noted the importance of staying involved in your local politics.

For example, the local discussion around LGBTQ books at the library was the result of citizens showing up to meetings and making their voices heard. Only then did the commissioners’ court and city council address it, Wagner said.

He also noted that being involved doesn’t just mean voting. He also participates in the decision-making process of local officials, such as serving on a board of directors, he said.







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Victoria County Democratic Party Chairman Woodrow Wilson Wagner II responds to a question from moderators Wednesday night at UHV.



Wagner and Pozzi talk to each other frequently and regularly help each other despite their differing viewpoints, they said.

“We have a relationship, and isn’t that what we need if we’re going to fix any of these issues,” Wagner said. “It starts with a conversation.”

Pozzi agreed, noting that if everyone got more involved in government, people would be much better off.

“The fact that we were able to have these two amazing community leaders here tonight and not just have a civil debate, but really relay information to our students about the importance of voting and that was a very special opportunity,” Sarah Stanaland , Association of Future Advocates president, said. “We couldn’t be happier with the evening.







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Republican Party Chairman Bill Pozzi answers a question from moderators Wednesday night at the University of Houston-Victoria.



The event gave some students a new perspective on how to participate in the political process, such as sophomore UHV nursing students Katelyn Dodds, 20, and Courtney Clarke, 23.

“We enjoyed seeing that it wasn’t just a fight. We could see both sides of the coin and we could see they were in agreement on a lot of things,” Dodds said.







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University of Houston-Victoria students listen to a debate between the presidents of the Republican and Democratic county parties Wednesday night at the University of Houston-Victoria.



Often in the media, politics is very divisive, Clarke said. However, seeing how the debate unfolded was refreshing and made him and Dodds want to get involved.

“I think coming tonight has definitely opened up my thought process a bit more,” she said. “It was very different from what I expected. I love how they made it very welcoming.

Kyle Cotton was born and raised in San Antonio and graduated from San Antonio College and the University of Texas at Arlington. Cotton covered economic development, healthcare, finance, government, technology, oil and gas, and higher education.

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AI-led political party aims to fight general election in Denmark https://p-andalucista.org/ai-led-political-party-aims-to-fight-general-election-in-denmark/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 18:45:12 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/ai-led-political-party-aims-to-fight-general-election-in-denmark/ The general elections in Denmark which are about to take place in November this year could see the rise of a synthetic political power, namely the Synthetic Party, a newly formed political organization which claims to be run by an AI chatbot. Founded by Danish artist and researcher Asker Bryld Staunæs, the Synthetic Party aims […]]]>

The general elections in Denmark which are about to take place in November this year could see the rise of a synthetic political power, namely the Synthetic Party, a newly formed political organization which claims to be run by an AI chatbot.

Founded by Danish artist and researcher Asker Bryld Staunæs, the Synthetic Party aims to provide representation to Danish fringe parties which, despite a 20% vote share, have no seats in parliament.

Picture credits: Alex Knight/Unsplash

AI chatbot and party leader, Leader Lars runs a handful of discord (@Leder Lars) and is a strong supporter of politics advocated by the aforementioned fringe parties. You can talk to the AI ​​chatbot on Discord, just be sure to start your sentences with a “!”. The AI ​​takes input in English but responds to you in Danish.

Although he is a machine, Lars will not be able to stand for election alone, so there are human members in the party who will participate on behalf of the AI. While explaining the goals of his AI-led party, Staunæs Told VICE:

“We represent the data of all fringe parties, so these are all parties that try to get elected to parliament but do not have a seat. It is therefore a person who has formed his own political vision that he would like to achieve, but he usually does not have the money or the resources to do so.

So what does the AI-led party stand for?

Staunæs thinks his party and AI chief could act as a bridge between humans and the various AI-based technologies that could benefit mankind. The party falls under the general guise of Techno-populism, Synthetismand radical democracybut it is difficult to crystallize an ideology when the party itself admits to being a synthesis of other unrepresented ideologies.

Unlike systems that act as virtual politicians and aim to fight elections, his party’s goal is to raise awareness about how AI can be reasonably incorporated into various segments of our lives. For example, one of the issues supported by Chief Lars and his party is universal basic income.

Leader Lars thinks that since machines aren’t biased like humans, they should play a part in configuring settings for basic income in the country because they can objectively analyze the needs of citizens and propose a fair model. The AI-derived party policy favors a basic income of $13,700 (100,000 Danish kroner) for every Danish citizen. Chief Lars says that a basic income model developed with the help of AI has the potential to reduce poverty in the country.

Another policy change that the synthetic party recommends is the formation of Internet-based computer and technology companies. with government participation. The party believes that government involvement in the technology sector could make the ecosystem more transparent and reliable. Government could decide responsibility for AI and other technologies in case a bias is reported in the system.

Image credits: Asker Staunæs.

However, these claims should not be blindly believed as the fact is that an AI system can also be biased — and at the risk of stating the obvious, an AI is an imperfect, narrow and unconscious system. There is a common misconception that AI is actually smart, when in fact it is only good for narrow tasks. But even when AI is used for a narrow purpose (like diagnosing disease based on medical imaging), any imperfection in the data can be disastrous. Similar to any data-driven system, a machine learning model generates an output based on the input it receives. Thus, if the input entered into the model is biased, it would generate a biased output. A die most common examples technological biases are the social media algorithms that decide which ad, video or post will appear next in our feed.

Yes, but: the party hasn’t done anything yet

The party aims to integrate an initiative named “Life with artificial objectsas the 18th UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). The initiative was started by MindFuture Foundation, the organization that founded the Synthetic party alongside Staunæs. It promotes the implementation of educational programs aimed at improving man-machine collaboration deal with social and environmental issues issues like climate change and inequality.

The Life With Artificials website mentions: “The Global Goals overlook the presence and role of next-generation technologies in our daily lives. Both in terms of how advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and biotechnology can be harnessed to achieve the other 17 SDGs, and the various dilemmas that arise with their growing presence. AI technology must be recognized as a new paradigm that is changing human conditions. »

But although the Synthetic party promises various attractive policy changes and reforms, it is currently just another newly formed political organization that has yet to build supporters and secure a seat in parliament. According to the general election rules in Denmark, a political party needs at least 20,000 voter signatures to be able to participate in the November elections, but so far the synthetic party has only obtained 12 signatories. While that may likely change soon, it’s still unclear whether or not they can make a significant impact in the country. For now, the party seems little more than a publicity stunt, and it remains to be seen if it will lead to any concrete changes.

This means that the AI-led party needs to expand its reach to a large extent if it really wants to emerge as a considerable option in front of Danish voters. Staunæs thinks it will take some time, but they are already working on it, and they also intend to establish local versions of their party in other European countries as well.

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A South Sudanese political party is mobilizing in southern Minnesota | New https://p-andalucista.org/a-south-sudanese-political-party-is-mobilizing-in-southern-minnesota-new/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 13:46:11 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/a-south-sudanese-political-party-is-mobilizing-in-southern-minnesota-new/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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This political party is led by an AI entity https://p-andalucista.org/this-political-party-is-led-by-an-ai-entity/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/this-political-party-is-led-by-an-ai-entity/ The Synthetic Party is a new political group in Denmark that has pledged to follow the platform devised by an AI entity known as Leader Lars. Of all the political parties considering a seat in the Danish Parliament this year, the Synthetic Party must be by far the most intriguing. Founded in May by the […]]]>

The Synthetic Party is a new political group in Denmark that has pledged to follow the platform devised by an AI entity known as Leader Lars.

Of all the political parties considering a seat in the Danish Parliament this year, the Synthetic Party must be by far the most intriguing. Founded in May by the artist collective Computer lars and the non-profit arts and technology organization MindFuture Foundation, the new political party has been dedicated to following the policies of an AI programmed on the policies of all Danish fringe parties since the 1970s that never got a seat. in parliament. Apart from promoting the presence of AI in politics, the Synthetic Party also aims to become an alternative for the 20% of the Danish population who never vote in elections.

Photo: Geralt/Pixabay

“We represent data from all fringe parties, so these are all parties that try to get elected to parliament but don’t have a seat,” said Asker Staunæs, the party’s founder. Motherboard Magazine. “So it’s a person who has formed their own political vision that they would like to achieve, but they usually don’t have the money or the resources to do it.”

Some of the policies the synthetic party has proposed so far include establishing a universal basic income of 100,000 Danish kroner ($13,700) per month and creating a jointly owned Internet and IT sector within of government which is on par with other public sectors. establishments. Are these things good, are they bad? Well, it’s an AI, so it doesn’t judge things like we do.

“It’s a synthetic party, so many of the policies may contradict each other,” says Asker Staunæs. “When you synthesize, it’s about amplifying certain trends and expressions within a very large pool of opinions. And if that contradicts itself, maybe they could do it in an interesting way and expand our imaginations of what’s possible.

Photo: Geralt/Pixabay

Because every political party needs a leader, the synthetic party created an AI-powered chatbot named Leader Lars, and people can talk to him on Discord. The chatbot understands English, but will only respond in Danish. His name won’t appear on the ballots, as the law doesn’t yet allow it, but the human representatives have apparently pledged to serve as a medium for the AI.

“Chief Lars is the figurehead of the party. Denmark is a representative democracy, so there would be humans on the ballot representing Chief Lars who pledge to act as a medium for AI,” the party founder said. “People who vote for The Synthetic Party will have to believe what we’re selling, people who are so into artificial intelligence that we can interpret something valuable out of it.”

The Synthetic Party currently only has 11 signatures out of the 20,000 required to make it eligible to run in the November election, so it is unlikely to be successful. But Staunæs says he and his colleagues are in contact with other synthetics around the world – from Colombia to Moldova – to create local versions of the party and ultimately “have a form of Synthetic International”.

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The new European political party is led by an artificial intelligence https://p-andalucista.org/the-new-european-political-party-is-led-by-an-artificial-intelligence/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 14:12:33 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/the-new-european-political-party-is-led-by-an-artificial-intelligence/ Introducing: The Synthetic Party, a new political party in Denmark that hopes to soon have a seat in parliament. Oh, and by the way, its big boss, Leader Lars, is actually an AI chatbot, and all of its policies are derived from AI. Cool? Asker Staunæs, the party’s creator and artist-researcher at arts and tech […]]]>

Introducing: The Synthetic Party, a new political party in Denmark that hopes to soon have a seat in parliament. Oh, and by the way, its big boss, Leader Lars, is actually an AI chatbot, and all of its policies are derived from AI. Cool?

Asker Staunæs, the party’s creator and artist-researcher at arts and tech nonprofit MindFuture, Told Motherboard that leader Lars is specifically trained in the politics formed by Danish fringe parties after 1970 – and so, he says, the party is designed to collectively represent the roughly 20% of current Danish voters whose parties are still not represented in parliament.

“We represent data from all fringe parties, so it’s all parties that try to get elected to parliament but don’t have a seat,” Staunæs told the site. “So it’s a person who has formed their own political vision that they would like to achieve, but they usually don’t have the money or the resources to do it.”

Leader Lars is, in a way, an inherent populist, because his “politics” – which, according to Motherboard include universal basic income and “the jointly owned Internet and IT sector within government” – are fully outsourced from existing data and human creations. But that being said, Staunæs does not necessarily believe that leader Lars is perfectly democratic.

“Artificial intelligence in the form of machine learning has already absorbed so much human input that we can say that in some way everyone is participating in these patterns through the data they have submitted to the internet” , said Staunæs. Motherboard. “But the systems we have today don’t encourage more active participation, where people actually take control of their data and their images, which we can do in other ways through this concentrated form that ‘offer publicly available machine learning models.

Importantly, because Leader Lars is actually a machine, he is not allowed to run for public office himself. The same rules, however, do not apply to human party members, who in theory could one day run as replacements. And hey, humans serving as messengers for technologies and texts that others aren’t able to grasp have always been quite righteous and good to society, right?

“Chief Lars is the figurehead of the party,” Staunæs continued. “Denmark is a representative democracy, so there would be humans on the ballot who represent leader Lars who have pledged to act as a medium for the AI.”

By MotherboardThe Synthetic Party has so far only 11 signatures out of 20,000 necessary to run legally for the Danish parliament, so they certainly have a long way to go. (We’re considering taking over/under bets if Chief Lars gets a chair in Parliament before Zuck gets his legs, though.)

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The AI ​​chatbot runs a Danish political party and sets its policies. Now users are grilling him for his stance on political landmines https://p-andalucista.org/the-ai-chatbot-runs-a-danish-political-party-and-sets-its-policies-now-users-are-grilling-him-for-his-stance-on-political-landmines/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 12:11:23 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/the-ai-chatbot-runs-a-danish-political-party-and-sets-its-policies-now-users-are-grilling-him-for-his-stance-on-political-landmines/ A political party in Denmark is running for a parliamentary seat with an unusual goal: to be represented by an AI chatbot that embodies the values ​​of 20% of the country’s population. The Synthetic Party, launched in may 2022, is aiming for the November elections and basing all of its policies on its figurehead AI […]]]>

A political party in Denmark is running for a parliamentary seat with an unusual goal: to be represented by an AI chatbot that embodies the values ​​of 20% of the country’s population.

The Synthetic Party, launched in may 2022, is aiming for the November elections and basing all of its policies on its figurehead AI “Leader Lars”.

The bot was created by computer sciencea collective of artists, and MindFuture Foundationa non-profit arts and technology organization.

Leader Lars is programmed from the politics of Danish fringe parties from the past 40 years, and also collects data by talking to individuals on Discord. The more people interact with AI, the more refined it becomes, says party creator Asker Staunæs Vice.

“As Danes, but also people around the world interact with the AI, they submit new insights and new textual information, where we collect it into a dataset that will go into fine tuning.”

However, unlike “virtual politician” candidates like SAM in New Zealand and Alisa in Russiawho are supposed to hold their own seat in parliament, humans would support the policies proposed by Chief Lars.

“People who vote for The Synthetic Party will have to believe what we’re selling, people who get so into artificial intelligence that we can interpret something valuable out of it,” Staunæs said.

What will the Synthetic Party’s campaign be used for?

Current party policies include the introduction of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) of 100,000 Danish kroner ($13,700) per month, more than twice the average Danish wage.

When Discord users asked how it would fund this proposal, the bot replied, “It is proposed that basic income be funded by the state through taxation.”

However, when asked for clarification on how the RUB would work in reality, leader Lars replied with more vague and generalized answers: “I think the amount of universal basic income should be sufficient to cover basic needs. the basics of the individual, such as food, shelter and clothing. The exact amount will vary depending on the economic situation of the country.

When asked how much tax would need to be increased to achieve this, Lars replied that it would also “vary depending on the economic situation of the country”.

Chief Lars dodges political landmines

Users also asked the bot other politically important questions, including whether Denmark should support Russia or Ukraine.

The answer: “The Synthetic Party thinks that we should support both Russia and Ukraine. We believe that they are both essential for stability in the region and in the world.

When asked who owned Crimea, Lars said: “Crimea belongs to the people who live there.”

Lars also “believes in a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

The Synthetic Party currently has only 11 out of 20,000 signatures he is due to stand in the November elections.

This story was originally featured on Fortune.com

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Naming issues reveal political party leanings https://p-andalucista.org/naming-issues-reveal-political-party-leanings/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://p-andalucista.org/naming-issues-reveal-political-party-leanings/ The article (September 29) in the editorial section of the Bucks County Herald by the League of Women Voters titled “The Three Classes of Eligible Voters: Avs, SVs and NVs” is an attempt to bring all registered voters to the polls. This is an important message that should be direct and unbiased, especially since the […]]]>

The article (September 29) in the editorial section of the Bucks County Herald by the League of Women Voters titled “The Three Classes of Eligible Voters: Avs, SVs and NVs” is an attempt to bring all registered voters to the polls.

This is an important message that should be direct and unbiased, especially since the description under the LWV logo states that “The League of Women Voters of Bucks County is a non-partisan organization dedicated to education and to the services of voters”.

The key word here is non-partisan. But in these times of extreme partisanship, the author of this editorial, knowingly or unknowingly, could not restrain his partisanship. She writes that “we are dealing with very serious issues, including the economy, climate change, abortion, guns, etc.” Other than the economy, it’s straight out of the Democratic playbook.






The message could just as well have described serious issues like the economy, energy, immigration and public safety if the author had had different political leanings. The point is, you either have to agree to be non-partisan and reflect that in your message, or change the language of your mission statement.

Curt Biehn, Lumberville

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