Daily Mail 
December 1, 2017
Politicians in New Zealand might want to watch their backs, as they could soon face stiff competition in the form of a virtual bot.
‘Sam’ is the world’s first virtual politician that users can interact with through Facebook Messenger.
The AI chatbot is ‘representing’ New Zealand’s constituents, and claims to consider everyone’s position, without bias, when making decisions.
And it may not be long before we see the AI bot in action, as Sam’s creator claims that it will be ready to run for office in 2020.
Sam was created by Nick Gerritsen, a self-proclaimed ‘impact entrepreneur’ from Marlborough, New Zealand.
Speaking to Tech In Asia , Mr Gerritsen said: ‘Sam is an enabler and we plan to operate within existing legal boundaries.’
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