Should robots be our polititical leaders?

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If political leaders are humans too and can make mistakes which can have can affect their reputation, why can't we have robots? Since we programme and control what they do and say. However, what they say wouldn't come from the heart, it would come from programming. Here is my point of view about it:


The reason I think robots would be a good leader in politics is that robots never get stressed or tired, so they will always be welcoming when someone approaches them (if they are programmed to do so). Also, the human brain gets tried when they are working non-stop but robots never get tired and can work up to 24x7! n addition, you do not have to pay robots any money, and the cost of them is gradually diminishing! Robots are more precise than humans. For example, when saying a speech they do not stutter or say something that will upset the crowd, they are also controlled by us, so they can never disagree to any assignments we tell them to complete. Robots can be also used everywhere whereas human safety is a huge concern. Robots are independent. So, we would not need a government as a robot could do one thing all by themselves. If we had had robots in the past, the 2009 scandal would not have occurred as robots can stay in one place and do not need transport meaning the would not need expenses not to mention that robots will only do what they are programmed to do.


If robots were to be our political leaders, it can put some people out of work as human labour would no more be needed. Also, robots can only carry out things they are told to do, so if suddenly something happened to them, they would be able to cope with it whereas humans could easily understand the situation. Another reason why robots should not be our leaders is that they have no emotions, meaning they lack empathy and this is one of the worst disadvantages of working with something emotionless. The function of a robot relies on the chip, if one thing goes wrong, it would require reprogramming which would affect the business. We would still be far more intelligent than robots as they would not be able to manage difficult decisions. or example, making a law would be different as they do not have a mind of their own and their creativity would not be from caring, but coding. When a robot is programmed, it is only made by a small number of people, meaning what those people put may not be what others want to hear. Since the whole company can not be overrun by robots, employees would ahve to learn how to cope with robots, which would be very expensive.

What do you think should happen? Should we have robots or not?

Thank you for reading.


Comments (7)

  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy openminded_llama | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    11 Feb 2020

    robots would not think of humans and only numbers so if we went to war they would most likely use suicidal tactics such as kamikaze because they do not feel for human lives

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy crafty_turtle | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    11 Feb 2020

    I honestly don't think that robots should be our world leaders as they cant have emotions and robots can only do what they are programmed for and a far few of people could even possibly be hacked into and the creators of the robots could be corrupt and miss-program them.

    In conclusion robots should not become our wold leaders!!!!!!

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy blithesome_guava | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    11 Feb 2020

    I completely agree with what has been said but I disagree with that statement that robots should be our political leaders.

    I have many reason but will say a few of them , my first reason is that robot can be hacked as they are like computer this would make it super dangerous to have them as political leader and is a danger to our safety. Also how do we know we can relay on them when we need it the most they can't understand how we feel or what we do.

    In conclusion, robot should never be political leader as it is too risky.

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  • Ormiston Sudbury Academy flowing_glockenspiel | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom
    11 Feb 2020

    I understand why robots should and shouldn't become our leaders but, what happens if there was to be a place for a robot like a pet but for political reasons; it could be beneficial since leaders can give empathy for decisions and make them more understanding. The actual politician can either change to be more reasonable or just to change to some extent, robots can also be great for other political jobs like debates (this is my side of the argument) robots can be a huge advantage towards the future and how developed it can be.
    In conclusion I think it would be much easier and helpful for debates and general elections Brexit type problems it would have great improvements on politicians and their jobs.

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  • global-conversation.png gentle_raspberry | St Stephen's College Preparatory School | Hong Kong
    15 May 2020

    We don’t want robot to be our politician because it knows how to think, but has just used the scientific knowledge to conclude the answers so it isn’t creative enough. They don’t know how to sacrifice too. So the robot is the not best choice .

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  • global-conversation.png nice_performance | Fadhili Junior School | Kenya
    18 May 2020

    I don't think that robots could be a suitable choice in t political leadership because they can be misled by their programmers. Plus, robots aren't as creative as humans are.

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  • global-conversation.png hilarious_saxophone | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    23 May 2020

    No....Robot can't be political leaders because once they are mislead all the activities are going to be ruin

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