Can we get these into parliament also

According to the Australian Institute of Company Directors, one of the emerging trends in governance is “Robo Directors”.

The concept of robo directors seems far-fetched, even by 2030. But it’s likely that more boards will use software algorithms within governance-decision processes to better understand organisations they govern, and to add to board resources and test human-director decisions.

Hong Kong venture-capital firm Deep Knowledge Ventures in 2014 appointed the world’s first robo director as a “board member with observer status”. The algorithm, named Vital, is analysing trends in life-science companies to predict successful investments.

It’s not as if having Robo Parliamentarians will reduce that ability of politicians to repeat and repeat and repeat talking points.  But Robo Parliamentarians will most likely have more charisma and more empathy than what is currently on offer.

It will also be interesting if the major parties will implement robo-quotas.

Bring it on.

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14 Responses to Can we get these into parliament also

  1. RobK

    I think there will be a place for robots as research adjuncts.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Maybe they can go au naturale too.

    Non-human electoral candidates

    In March 2019, a 3-year-old Nubian goat named Lincoln was elected mayor of Fair Haven, Vermont, defeating a Samoyed dog named Sammie by two votes.[16][17]

    Deep Knowledge Ventures could do worse than having someone like Winx on their board of directors. They would then have a female with a proven track record.

  3. Who will be the first to identify as a robot? I could point to a few that would already qualify for that nomination.

  4. One Surplus doesn’t make a Spring

    AAP: Robo Senator stands down as enquire commences into allegations of offline romance with ATO server and virtual travel expense abuse.

  5. Slim Cognito

    I welcome our robot overlords. Depending on who programs them, they cannot be worse than what we are about to get following the election.

  6. ACTOldFart

    Careful what you wish for. I can see the CFMEU pretty quickly turning to robot thugs, stand-over men, industrial saboteurs, etc etc.

  7. stackja

    MPs today seem to be either party officials and/or unions bosses.

  8. Dr Fred Lenin

    How anout clockwork politicians ? No need foe renewable power just wind the bugger up and away he goes ,a bonus is when you dont want more regulation you neglect to wind them up . Long lasting , simple , like most politicians , no huge salaries and expenses ,no taking bribes , no super or pensions ,just a drop of oil and a scrub down mow and then . I see great merit in this proposal ,the solution to career politics at very low cost,” be better looking too and no one has leard of a gay or lesbian clockwork politician ,now there IS a huge bonus Israel Felau could keep his job .

  9. billie

    We have a very important robot in our office

    our robot can stop the company, start minor riots and mayhem or bring measured happiness to all

    ’tis our coffee machine, and when it doesn’t work, or the bean bin is full and needs emptying (sans volounteers), or worse .. we’re out of beans .. there are no friends amongst us while we search for the guilty

    this mere machine determines the very demeaner of our office ..

    long may she reign, I for one salute our robot master/mistress/thing .. oh god, I’ve done it now, I don’t know what it wants to be called!

  10. Squirrel

    Even if not Robo-pollies, a virtual Parliament would save a lot of money on travel costs (and time). It may not be so good for the bottom line of the fleshpots of Canberra, but who (else) cares…..?

  11. duncanm

    I don’t know,

    being reamed by a robot sounds a tad more uncomfortable.

  12. teamv

    The problem is that the algorithm’s, like the climate models will be written by leftists.

  13. John A

    Yet another sci-fi prediction via Asimov: The Bicentennial Man ?

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