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The Computational Democracy Project

The Computational Democracy Project designs, engineers and maintains Polis, an open source, real-time system for gathering, analyzing and understanding what large groups of people think in their own words, enabled by advanced statistics and machine learning.

Polis and implementations of the technology have been widely covered in the popular press — including articles from The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist and MIT Tech Review — as well as in documentaries from the BBC and books from Penguin. A full catalogue of press coverage can be found in media coverage.

CompDem hosts, and provides support and services to communities of journalists, academic researchers and public servants innovating future democratic systems.

CompDem also maintains an extensive and growing knowledge base for those implementing Polis, as well as an open data repository and open source Jupyter notebooks for academics and data scientists participating in developing methods.

Organization Type: Non-profit, charity, or foundation
Status: Active
Founded: 2018
Project(s): Polis
Last Modified: 12/6/2023
Added on: 12/6/2023

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