Citizens & science

Ever since the development of flint napping, the invention of the wheel and bronze smelting, scientific and technological innovation has  supported the growth and development of human societies. However, the current speed and pace of change, particularly in the fields of biological, material, computer and data sciences is unprecedented.

Involve’s focus for the Citizens and Science programme will be on developing more effective ways for citizens to be involved in the development and application of scientific and technological innovations. This work will build on our experience of contributing to Engage2020 and Sciencewise, in particular. It aims to ensure that technological innovations continue to contribute to the growth of our economy by meeting the real needs, hopes and desires of the public.

The latest

Policy by algorithm?

Blog January 26, 2016 – Joe Beaglehole

As a policy professional, I’ve been wondering recently whether or not I could one day be replaced by an algorithm. After all, the best guess is that 35% of jobs in the UK will be…

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Crowdsourcing and policy making

Blog January 19, 2016 – Simon Burall

"Abstract This paper shows how the two virtues of collective intelligence – cognitive diversity and large crowds – turn into perils in crowdsourced policymaking. That is because of a conflict between the logic of the…

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