September 7, 2023 lizbarry
September 6, 2023 lizbarry

Polis is an open source platform that leverages machine intelligence to scale up deliberative processes. The core metric is group-informed consensus.

Problems and Purpose

Origins and Development

Polis, which is open source software (OSS), was designed as an online system for large-scale deliberation in response to the specific communication challenges of the 2009-2010 Green Revolution in Iran and the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests. In response to requests from the Taiwanese government in 2016, Polis was open sourced under the AGPL v3 license by creators and contributors.

Participant Recruitment and Selection

How it Works: Process, Interaction, and Decision-Making

Influence, Outcomes, and Effects

Analysis and Lessons Learned

See Also


  • Polis: Scaling Deliberation by Mapping High Dimensional Opinion Spaces:
  • Coherent Mode for the World's Public Square:
  • Opportunities and Risks of LLMs for Scalable Deliberation with Polis:

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