At BetterBeliefs we have a better mechanism for governments to receive direct feedback from people, organisations, and communities. We are in the OECD.AI catalogue of trustworthy AI tools.
Our research-based participatory platform is intuitive—it works a little like social media with posts, voting and comments.
But there’s a twist!
🤔 People can speculate about solutions to community problems (even if they’re not sure the best way forward)
👍👎 People can agree or disagree with posts (represented as hypotheses).
✅ ❌ People can add supporting or refuting evidence using URLs and their own voice (instead of just leaving a comment)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ People can rank evidence items out of five stars.
Interactions are viewable the Data and Decision Dashboard so that decision makers can see how much belief there is in each idea (how popular they are) but also see how much evidence there is (and the quality of that evidence). These ‘degree of belief’ metric and ‘weight or evidence’ metrics gives decision makers pathways to set thresholds for actionable and justified decision making. Such as,
– grounding inclusive and evidence-based policy
– overcoming stakeholder engagement gaps
– forming targeted projects and working groups
– informing strategic communication
When a diversity of stakeholders and subject matter experts are invited to participate and given the opportunity to genuinely engage, BetterBeliefs realises the dream of participatory democracy.