Milei Utilizes Google’s AI to Reform Argentina’s State

Amid a severe socioeconomic crisis in Argentina, President Javier Milei has announced his intention to use Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems to make the state more efficient. This initiative is part of a broader effort to attract foreign investment and address the country’s economic problems, which face an inflation rate nearing 300% annually.

 

Reforming the State with AI

Milei explained during a press conference at Casa Rosada that he had discussions with Google, a company he claims has a module for state reforms using AI. This announcement follows a series of meetings with tech company executives in the United States, including Sam Altman of OpenAI, Tim Cook of Apple, and Sundar Pichai of Google.

Milei’s proposal has generated both interest and skepticism. While some see the implementation of advanced technologies as an innovative solution for improving governmental efficiency, others, like digital activist Beatriz Busaniche, question the feasibility and responsibility of governing through AI. Busaniche argues that Google is not a consultancy for state reforms and that using AI in government must be handled cautiously to avoid poorly informed decisions.

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Google’s Vision and Digital Transformation

During his meeting with Sundar Pichai, Milei presented his vision for Argentina’s future, emphasizing the importance of a regulatory framework that promotes innovation and investment. Pichai expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunities AI offers and reiterated Google’s commitment to supporting digital transformation in Argentina.

Additionally, Milei discussed with Mark Zuckerberg the possibility of establishing a technology hub in Argentina in collaboration with Meta, and with Elon Musk, he explored opportunities to incentivize investments in lithium production.

 

Challenges and Opportunities in Using AI

Milei’s idea of using AI algorithms for state functions has caused some outrage, primarily due to Argentina’s severe economic situation. Poverty affects 57.4% of the population, and the economy is in recession, with a 3.3% GDP contraction forecasted for 2024.

However, the use of AI in the legislative field is not new. In 2022, Massachusetts Senator Barry Finegold used ChatGPT to draft a bill on generative AI models. Similarly, in Mexico and Brazil, legislative initiatives have been presented and approved with the support of ChatGPT, highlighting potential benefits in terms of savings and efficiency.

 

Conclusion

At Dreamlover Digital Solutions, we believe in the transformative power of technology when used responsibly. Implementing AI in public administration can offer innovative solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs, but it must be adopted carefully and with proper oversight. Argentina’s experience underscores the importance of a balanced approach that combines technological innovation with a deep understanding of socioeconomic needs.

Fuente: es.wired.com

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