Wisdom of the Crowd as Arbiter of Expert Disagreement

Case Study: Future of the DOD-Silicon Valley Relationship

Michael Page

December 2021

How can state-of-the-art probabilistic forecasting tools be used to advance expert debates on big policy questions? Using Foretell, a crowd forecasting platform piloted by CSET, we trialed a method to break down a big question—”What is the future of the DOD-Silicon Valley relationship?”—into measurable components, and then leveraged the wisdom of the crowd to reduce uncertainty and arbitrate disagreement among a group of experts.

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