Algocracy is the concept of organisational decision making through algorithms.
Many proven political and decision making processes can be viewed as applications of algocracies. For example, an election could be considered an expression of the rules which allow:
- Political parties to exist as legal entities
- Suffrage e.g. of citizens over 18 years of age
- Regional electoral processes, such as a FPTP or a simply majority after AV
- National electoral processes, such as the rules of forming majority and minority governments and the integrated or separate election of an executive
- Fund raising rules
Additionally, political parties themselves apply their own rules around:
- Premiership and affiliation rules
- Regional and national candidate selection procedures
- Policy processes
Change any of these variables, as is often done as the 'algorithm' of how an election is contested will be affected accordingly.
The matching of organ donors to waiting recipients is already performed by algorithm. Factors such a seriousness of condition, age, geographic location attempt to continually optimise this market.
There is heavy use of algorithms in services like Uber and shipping and logistics companies, as well as processes such as security checks and speeding fines.
Politics is starting to adopt data-driven services for automating a lot of low level decision making.
This may involve better use of fact checking, prediction markets or hybridisation with current electoral processes.