Japanese lawmakers use ChatGPT to ask Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, saying that AI answers more sincerely
On March 29, local time, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida participated in a meeting of the Cabinet Committee of the House of Representatives. At the meeting, he answered questions generated by Kazuma Nakatani, a member of the Constitutional Democratic Party, using the artificial intelligence (AI) chat program ChatGPT.
According to Japan's Kyodo News Agency, the topic of the question that day was the bill on the establishment of a new expert organization to deal with the next infectious disease crisis.
The content of the questions generated by ChatGPT includes "whether the opinions of relevant people have been fully reflected" and so on. After Nakatani read out the question, Kishida answered using the National Governors’ Council as an example, “This bill was drafted to reflect the voices of local governments and medical frontlines who are at the forefront of dealing with infectious diseases.”
Nakatani said: "There has never been a case where an AI-generated question was raised in the Diet and the prime minister answered it. It may be the first time in Japan's constitutional history."
According to the "Mainichi Shimbun" report, Nakatani also used ChatGPT to "predict" Kishida's answer in advance, and displayed it on a display board after his defense, "We have received many suggestions from local governments and relevant people in the medical field, and we are working hard to realize it. .”
Nakatani said bluntly that AI's answer seems to be more sincere than Kishida's answer.
In response, Kishida responded that "my defense cited specific names such as the National Council of Governors, which better reflect the actual situation." At the same time, he said that he was better than AI, which caused laughter among Japanese lawmakers.
Regarding the quality of AI questions, Nakatani pointed out, "Although AI questions are not accurate enough at present, I think it is only a matter of time before AI can generate better questions and content."