Advanced Large ­Scale Language Analysis for Social Intelligence Deliberation Support

Advanced Large ­Scale Language Analysis for Social Intelligence Deliberation Support
The research project All-Sides aims at creating a new generation of solutions for collective decision support that are driven by massive forms of digital dialogue. Within the project we develop a prototype of a dialogue support platform called Common Round.
 
The guiding vision is the notion of social intelligence, which aim to trigger advantageous decisions by providing the needed information and background knowledge at the right time, in the right place and in the right form. By educating large communities about the backgrounds and ramifications of plans or proposals and by informing them about the major alternatives together with the associated argumentation and evidence, the foundations are laid for more effective forms of participation and direct democracy. Through these mechanisms for sharing knowledge, information and argumentation associated with alternative viewpoints, new processes of collective reflection and decision will become possible that may in the long run indeed create a form of collective, social intelligence in the stronger sense of intelligence.