Computational Social Choice

Explaining voting outcomes with AI

Arthur Boixel and Ulle Endriss use AI to explain voting outcomes. How? Just like you would solve a sudoku. This video explains more.

16 July 2020, Iris Proff

Every voting system has its shortcomings. Therefore, choosing a voting rule for a specific context is a difficult task.

In an ongoing research project, Arthur Boixel and Ulle Endriss at the Computational Social Choice group of our institute are tackling this problem. To do so, the researchers use a symbolic AI method called “constraint programming”. Their goal is to automatically compute a justification for a voting outcome.

If you want to find out why no voting rule can be perfectly fair, check out part 1 of our video series on social choice theory.