Product Manager with 8 years of experience at both startups and large companies. Direct experience developing software, designing UIs, and managing corporate ops helps me lead teams from a deep understanding of the work involved. Comfortable with rapid prototyping and navigating complex regulatory constraints.
Colleen Mckenzie emphasizes the significance of deliberation, which involves understanding stakeholders’ needs and wants beyond outcome preferences. Preferences and voting can have issues, such as changing opinions and social choice dilemmas. Deliberation helps address these problems by allowing people to discuss their reasoning and uncover underlying values. Scaling deliberation becomes challenging – but she argues that technology can assist. Talk to the City, developed by the AI Objectives Institute, uses clustering and chatbots to process data, extract norms, and facilitate discussions with diverse viewpoints. Future directions include enhancing the tool to identify compatible views and conflicts, tracking preference changes over time, and enabling group organization and reflection at scale. Collaboration and ideas for improving the tool’s capabilities are encouraged.