IBM Watson for President?

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Reading the most recent comments by Billy and LogicFish, I got to thinking about the impact artificial intelligence might have on society, and wondering whether it could revolutionize the way we are governed.
I suppose most people – if they think about it at all – think of AI as some aspect of IBM Watson, an all-knowing sage with a benign attitude, or as grown-up versions of our Bob, which buzzes along the floor picking up cat fur.
Of course we deal with AI almost daily as we try to get past the telephone answering machines that guard today’s corporations. And if the machines I deal with are “intelligent,” I wonder what “stupid” machines must be like.