Build Wise Systems: Combining Competence, Alignment, and Robustness

Understanding decision-making systems and what that means for governance, corporations, and technology creators.

Core Properties of a ‘Wise’ Decision-System

So what does a wise decision-system look like? Below I break down the core properties from the decision-system problem above. As you read, pick a democratic government, powerful corporation, or technological creation, and consider how well it does at each property—and the impact on our lives when it does not do well.



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Aviv Ovadya

Founder of the Thoughtful Technology Project & GMF non-res fellow. Prev Tow fellow & Chief Technologist @ Center for Social Media Responsibility.