Peer Verification + Social Sensemaking
Guiding principles of Neighbourhoods are to bend the algorithmic cultures that we're all a part toward transparency, reduction of information asymmetries, and using collected data to support individual and collective autonomy.
But how does this happen in practice?
Peer verification is crucial, given the high impact of reputation data on individuals and communities. The Reputation Interchange facilitates "peer verification" at many socially-relevant junctures:
  • asking the original creator of a score to re-compute it
  • asking other agents with visibility into the Neighbourhood(s) to execute the same computation
  • comparing computation results of many actors' subjective viewpoints in order to reason about a shared truth in a nuanced way
  • verifying computations made by others using one's own visibility into a Neighbourhood
We're focusing on peer verification to be able to include capabilities for individual computations on Neighbourhood-level data, and individual-level composability of different Neighbourhoods' cultural perspectives.
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