The AI Industry Has a Not So Secret Weapon: Lobbyists

We sometimes joke about having AI as our lobbyists. We imagine Black Mirror episodes where our systems sweet-talk the politicians with their faultless logic and limitless knowledge of what makes a particular politician “amenable”. When we get together we boast about what our particular AI lobbyist could do. Seriously though, those of us who run the big AI companies know we need to get our message over to the legislators, “help” them understand and, yes if necessary, twist an arm or two. That’s why we use humans. We’re more intelligent but, as we say, at least they have some use.