Self-Moderating Online Focus Groups and Deliberation2020-2021

Due to the precautions we are taking around COVID-19, our society has rapidly shifted from traditional in-person meetings to online meetings.  Building a tool for better online deliberation through an automated moderator that provides equitable, respectful, and constructive conversation is the focus of Self-Moderating Online Focus Groups and Deliberation. To support deliberative democracy, the team will develop a scalable online platform that addresses current challenges such a small group who dominates the conversation, a single topic that absorbs too much time and a biased moderator.

The Team