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Using AI for Political Polling
2024-06-12 11:02

The big difference between humans and AI agents is that the AI agents always pick up the phone, so to speak, no matter how many times you contact them.

The AI polling results had average responses, and distributions across demographic properties such as age and gender, similar to real human survey panels.

The humans were asked the question after Russia's full-scale invasion in 2022, whereas the AI model was trained using data that only covered events through September 2021.

In this way, AI polling tools can simulate exposing their synthetic survey panel to whatever news is most relevant to a topic and likely to emerge in each AI agent's own echo chamber.

While AI polling will always have limitations in accuracy, that makes them similar to, not different from, traditional polling.

In the future, it will be the opposite: AI will fill out the survey and, when the AI isn't sure what box to check, humans will fill the gaps.

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