Research

From Wikipedia to Facebook, social machines have become integral to our daily lives. Digital networked technology now routinely enables coordination of collective action, releasing the power of decentralised hybrid human-machine problem-solving at scale. 

The SOCIAM project was funded by the EPSRC from 2012 to 2018 and brought together three leading UK universities to produce the first major interdisciplinary research insights into the realm of social machines. Using methods from computer science, mathematics, social science, network science and data science, SOCIAM delivers theory, data and practical knowledge for innovative design of social machines.