Feasibility study on using automated technologies to support policy-making
The objective of this study is to assess the technological requirements and available tools on Internet-related policy-making process and develop an online platform that collects and analyses information thereon. It is sought to provide a set of recommendations on the best “internal governance framework” of this platform, ensuring maximum levels of transparency, accountability, independence and inclusivity.
Internet governance provides analysis of a new opportunity to address our understanding of global governance frameworks. However, as the different stakeholders have developed their own strategies, communities and working patterns over time, it becomes increasingly important to find a way to enhance the connectivity between these different groups in order to ensure that power does not accumulate in one particular interest group, and that the global internet is in fact governed in a way that can be seen as in line with fundamental principles of global governance. The study makes use of a design-thinking approach that is based on prototypes and inspiring examples, and includes elements of human data curation, moving from automated to augmented support to policy-making. It is specifically oriented to include people and organisation with non-specialistic expertise and built on the basis of collective intelligence, inducing the maximum collaboration with stakeholders. The approach is based on a fully transparent decision criteria.