Programme on Democracy & Technology
Since 2012, the Programme on Democracy & Technology has been investigating the use of algorithms, automation, and computational propaganda in public life. Our goal is to use rigorous social science and computational methods to increase civic engagement and promote democratic values.
The Oxford Technology and Elections Commission, OxTEC, is uniting experts on politics, technology, security and human rights to re-envision what constitutes trusted guidelines for managing a modern election.
The Oxford Internet Survey is the longest-running academic survey of internet use in Britain, describing how it has evolved from 2003 to the present day.
The goal of the Oxford Commission on AI and Good Governance is to develop principles and practical policy recommendations, to improve the use of AI in democratic governance around the world.
Labour markets are in the midst of a dramatic transformation. Standard employment is increasingly supplemented and substituted by temporary gig work mediated by online platforms. The iLabour research project at the Oxford Internet Institute examines the social, organizational, and policy implications of this shift.
The GEONET project at the OII investigates the geographies, drivers, and effects of Sub-Saharan Africa’s emerging ‘information economies.’ It asks whether these economies represent a new era of development.
Fairwork highlights best and worst labour practices in the platform economy. Our goal is to show that better, and fairer, jobs are possible in the platform economy and low pay, precarity, and poor working conditions.
DomesticAI is a major research project based at the University of Oxford that explores AI's potential to transform unpaid domestic work in the UK and Japan.