Polis is a super cool, super clever survey tool, which facilitates an online anonymous conversation, and then uses artificial intelligence to distil often divisive topics into a consensus. Polis works by a person, or an organisation, posing a question, supported by some statements. Users then vote either – agree, disagree, or pass/unsure – on the statements. Once finished, users can then suggest their own statements, for other users to vote on, thereby giving the survey life of its own.

What at first appears to be a standard survey, morphs into an intelligent conversation. At the Crowd Wisdom Project, we have ensured that the users/voters on our Polis surveys are anonymous. Read more about it here.