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Lebanese newspaper launches the world’s first AI President

Lebanese newspaper Annahar has introduced the world’s first AI designed to perform presidential duties for Lebanon. 

The nation hasn’t had a sitting President for the last two years. Following thirteen failed attempts of the Lebanese parliament to elect one, AnNahar Newspaper in Lebanon built and launched an AI version.

The campaign has been launched in collaboration with IMPACT BBDO Dubai, and Addition New York.

The new AI President of Lebanon has been created by training Large Language Models on 90 years of “impartial journalism” from AnNahar since the 1930s.

It analyses not only the historical data provided through the pages of AnNahar but also current events, and formulates answers for all political, legal and government questions.

The new AI President was launched in a live broadcast by Nayla Tueni, the editor-in-chief of AnNahar Newspaper.

Interviewing the AI President, she asked it about the current state of the country, and what the best ways forward would be.

On the launch, Nayla Tueni said, “As Lebanese people, and especially AnNahar, we refuse to sit back and allow things to go on as they have.

To not have a President for this long is unacceptable and has impacted the country negatively. If the parliament will not do its job to elect a President, then the people will bring to Lebanon a President.”

As part of the launch, the daily AnNahar print edition saw the AI President address issues that affect the Lebanese population. 

The AI President was made available online. The website OurPresident.ai  will answer questions related to Lebanon and its politics. Government officials will also be using the tool to help build directives, according to Impact BBDO.