Ulle Endriss

What Does the Democracy of the Future Look Like?


We are in touch with democracy every day. For example, when the population of a country needs to make a decision as for who should rule their country. However, democratic decision making takes place on much smaller scales as well. Think of a committee that together has to decide who to hire for a job, or if you have to choose a restaurant with a group of people. But did you know that there are in fact many different ways in which you could run a democracy? And that computer science can actually help to design ways to run a democracy? In this episode, Ulle Endriss, professor of Computational Social Choice, talks about politics, participatory budgeting and of course their relation to: computers! Because computers can help us when it comes down to making collective decisions, whether big or small. Listen to find out why!

To find out more about Ulle’s research, see: staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/

One of the things we discuss in this episode, is that every voting rule in which it is impossible to vote strategically, will result in a dictatorship. Watch this video to find out more: www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJcqNEyTUwg

— Tracklist —
1. C. Tappin - High Moon
2. Toshio Matsuura Group - Change
3. Banda Black Rio - Cravo e Canela
4. Joe Thomas - Polarizer
5. Fallen Roses - Lies
6. Jex Opolis - Sharing
7. Morgan Geist - Fuzzy Detail
8. Amnesty - Mister President
9. Nu Guinea - Howls
10. D. K. - Stick To The Rules
11. Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
12. Hareton Salvanini - Amazonia
13. Grandmaster Flash - Jesse