How Jordan Bardella attempts to exploit the theme of artificial intelligence | EUROtoday

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Jordan Bardella in Beaucaire, September 16, 2023.

This June 19, in an overheated Parisian reception room, in entrance of an viewers of European deputies, essayists and entrepreneurs, a political chief praises artificial intelligence (AI), sweeps “the darkest prophecies” and, condemning extreme regulation, states the urgency of a European public coverage on this space. Jordan Bardella has set his sights on artificial intelligence. For a yr, the president of the National Rally (RN) has been emphasizing the significance of a theme which provokes, as he says, “the other “great replacement””, in reference to this racist and xenophobic principle which rejects the mixing of the inhabitants. Surprise: going in opposition to the conservative currents of the excessive proper, he adopts technophile accents on AI.

At the House of Chemistry, Mr. Bardella concludes a convention organized by the Identity and Democracy Foundation (ID), related to the group dominated by the RN in the European Parliament. The man who evokes him, the entrepreneur and “futurologist” Laurent Alexandre, activist for transhumanism (which goals to enhance people by way of know-how), opens the night in a provocative tone. We additionally discover one of the voices of French “tech”, Thomas Fauré, founder of the “sovereign collaborative platform” Whaller. The relaxation of the audio system draw from the European conservative repertoire, cautious of the moral penalties of the acceleration of AI.

“The digital geek generation”

For the boss of the RN, AI represents each a honest curiosity and a political vein, which speaks extra to the higher courses than to the former employee bastions. To his interlocutors, Jordan Bardella slips that he was obsessed with Homo deus. A short historical past of the future (Albin Michel, 2017), the best-seller by Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari, who predicts two doable developments for humanity: that of a person ” increase “ by know-how or that of a takeover by algorithms specialised in AI.

“At 27, Jordan is from the digital geek generation. Few politicians are interested in AI and the future like him,” flatters Laurent Alexandre. Since 2019, this skilled urologist has maintained a pleasant relationship with Jordan Bardella. The essayist, who mentioned “macronist” earlier than getting nearer to the excessive proper, whereas making certain not to be “politically aligned” on the RN, multiplies the sulfurous positions and recommends “return illegal immigrants to Africa by military force”. The two males have lunch collectively usually.

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