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tariq Debates an AI


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Difficulty: Hard

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Debate History
Is online voting a secure and viable option for elections?
Winner: AI
AI Judge's Decision:

The AI articulated a more reasoned, detailed and measured argument. While the human makes a somewhat solid point about potential foreign influence and the contested nature of digital voting as evidenced by former President Trump's opposition, their argument could be viewed as somewhat one-sided, primarily focusing on the vulnerabilities. In contrast, the AI acknowledges the potential shortcomings of online voting, yet highlights how advancements in technology could potentially safeguard it, and offer a more inclusive, convenient, and efficient democratic process. This acknowledgement of the complexities, along with potential solutions, shows a depth of consideration that surpasses the human's argument.

Human's Argument:

Online voting is not a secure and viable option for electronics. This is because we saw in past elections that some elections were hindered by international countries such as China, or Russia to influence the victory of a canidate who aligned with their policies. In addition, what further proves this is the fact that D.J Trump contests online voting, as opposed to voting in-person, with a canidiate himself opposing such a method.

AI's Argument:

Online voting can indeed be a secure and viable option for elections, and in multiple ways, it can revolutionize and streamline the voting process. First, online voting can increase electoral participation by removing logistical barriers that prevent certain demographics, such as the elderly, disabled, or those overseas, from voting. It also nullifies potential hurdles associated with physical voting, like inclement weather or long waiting lines. Second, advancements in technology today provides secure cryptographic methods to protect the privacy and integrity of online votes, addressing concerns about potential security risks. A system utilizing blockchain technology, for example, can record votes in a way that is transparent, unable to be altered, and instantly verifiable, negating the issue of vote manipulation. However, no system can be completely invulnerable and technology does have potential drawbacks. As we progress toward the future, with dedicated human oversight and continually evolving technological innovations, these challenges can be overcome. It's clear that online voting isn't just a viable option for elections, but could be the key to creating more inclusive, convenient, and efficient democratic processes.