Governance of Emerging Technology and
Tech Innovations for Next-Gen Governance
through Plurality (GETTING-Plurality)
Who We Are
GETTING-Plurality is a multi-disciplinary research network linking philosophers, social scientists, computer scientists, legal scholars, and technologists. We are building a unique collaborative that unites tech ethics initiatives at Harvard University with external impact partners across higher education and the tech industry, bringing philosophers and ethicists to the table for every project.
The network is housed in the Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation at Harvard University and contributes to the responsible technology portfolio of projects led by the Justice, Health & Democracy Impact Initiative within the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics.
We’re at a pivotal moment. In order to promote universal well-being, we need to promote the responsible governance of innovation and responsibly innovate the way we govern.
Governance of Emerging Technology and Tech Innovations for Next-Gen Governance (GETTING-Plurality) seeks to advance understanding of how to shape, guide, govern, and deploy technological development in support of democracy, collective intelligence, and other public goods. Our focus is on how to do so, given the plural nature of human intelligence. We pursue foundational analysis and theory, field-building, and policy development to foresee and mitigate potential harms to democracy and to strengthen the public benefit and democracy-supportive effects flowing from technology innovation.