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The Unexpected Victory

Super Tuesday unfolded as expected, with Joe Biden and Donald Trump leading their respective primaries. However, in American Samoa, a surprising upset occurred. Jason Palmer, a Maryland businessman, defeated Biden with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

Palmer’s AI Campaign Tool

Palmer credits his victory to PalmerAI, a generative AI that allowed him to campaign virtually in Samoa despite never visiting the island. The chatbot engaged with voters, giving the impression that Palmer was present.

The AI’s Capabilities

PalmerAI is a conversational AI that uses Palmer’s voice and likeness to discuss his campaign policies. It’s restricted to topics that Palmer has publicly stated or that are related to his campaign.

Voter Dissatisfaction with Biden

While Palmer’s AI may have played a role, voter dissatisfaction with Biden likely contributed to his loss. Concerns about his age, handling of the Gaza conflict, and other policies have sparked discontent among voters.

The Role of AI in Elections

Palmer’s win raises questions about the use of AI in elections. While AI can facilitate outreach, concerns remain about deepfakes and their potential influence on voters.

Conclusion

Palmer’s victory in American Samoa highlights the dissatisfaction with Biden and the potential role of AI in political campaigns. However, it’s important to consider the limitations of AI and the need for ethical guidelines in its use.