A candidate in the General Election is looking to become the first MP powered by Artificial Intelligence.

AI Steve, standing as an independent candidate in Brighton Pavilion, wants to “bring politics into the 21st century” by being available 24/7.

The concept would feature an online avatar who constituents could speak to and interact with – but Rochdale based Steve Endacott would represent the city in the Houses of Parliament and cast votes.

Steve, 59, said: “People are amazed during their first conversation with AI Steve by how conversational and human-sounding he is.

The Argus: Steve EndacottSteve Endacott (Image: AI Steve)

“He responds to questions in 0.36 seconds, making him as fast as humans and much faster than most politicians.

“MPs’ offices spend so much time answering emails about bins and dog poo and staff turnover means that insights about constituents’ worries and ideas are lost.

“AI Steve solves this by bringing the best of business technology into the heart of politics.

“The technology is still in its infancy, and I’m sure some people will miss the ‘point’ and try to trip it up.

“I personally think it is brilliant and look forward to seeing as many voters engage with him as possible.”

Under AI Steve, who is standing in Brighton Pavilion as an independent, policies would be proposed by local “creators” who would chat with the online avatar.

The policies would then be put to a vote, with only those with more than 50 per cent approval rating being taken up.

The Argus: AI Steve's campaign posterAI Steve's campaign poster (Image: AI Steve)

Claiming to be a “capitalist with a conscience”, the populist concepts. His first policies include a four-day working week and turning car parks into EV charging hubs.

AI Steve will be standing alongside The Monster Raving Loony Party, Social Democratic Party and other non-mainstream candidates in Brighton Pavilion.

The constituency is expected to be contested primarily between Labour’s Tom Gray and Green candidate Sian Berry.

The contest comes after Caroline Lucas announced she would not be standing for re-election.

Constituents go to the polls on July 4.