In loving memory of Professor Jim Fallon, UCI––Science Advisor to Aiki Wiki 2007-2023
Aiki Wiki‘s “Parley” demonstrates an algorithm for natural human conversation on the web that does not rely on a voting algorithm nor a ranking algorithm, but rather a type of conversational “all sides win” game theory that allows for thorough decision making while simultaneously filtering toxicity or misinformation from online conversation without requiring any censorship.
While the system is computational, Aiki Wiki is deeply psychological, it creates an environment where the competition of disagreement, different views or challenges to truth are confronted with the collaboration of brainstorming, a place where conflict can be transmuted into something productive, and even fun––a true win win sport.
Aiki Wiki “Parley”, demonstrates how a simple conversational tool can be aligned on the web for negotiation, conflict resolution, consensus or any type of critical conversation, even news and journalism.
Purpose and scope of the pilot
Our pilot is focusing on our underlying computational system for online conversation. It is not the full consensus library of Aiki Wiki or a product, merely the foundational component for its discussion algorithm from which many products including the library can emerge. This is merely phase 1 of Aiki Wiki, Phase 2 will add an AI and Phase 3 will add a library for scaled consensus building, hundreds potentially thousands engaged on a single topic.
We can demonstrate within our computational system when any kind of conversation reaches a threshold for consensus agreement. Only users who pass this threshold can make a change in the system, otherwise, the text is immutable to any other influence other than collaboration.
Our pilot is only demonstrating single paired conversation between two anonymous individuals who may even disagree on a particular topic or decision, showing how our computational system for natural human conversation can account for all possible outcomes in conversation in a way which pinpoints critical moments which can open pathways of collaboration.
While the pilot is only open within our community at first for testing, you can reach out to me on twitter if you want to participate in the pilot.
Replace nothing, improve everything
Once piloting is complete, Aiki Wiki will expand on its consensus building capability as a library as well as offer various products and tools to social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Discord. Furthermore, tools for online news and journalism with perfectly transparent fact checking, web3 governance tools for the blockchain, and applications for legal systems and any law and governance system, as well as AI alignment protocols for export. None of this is possible unless we can demonstrate the underlying protocol in simple 1-on-1 discussions between individuals.
How to Parley Aiki Wiki
This unique gamification processes conversation through nine potential “arcs” of game play, or conversation which lead the pair through consensus publishing (resolution) or further away from consensus influence, depending on their decisions.
The first chapter of game play is simply the discovery of an idea topic that is “served” to the individual, where they can choose to Parley the idea.
Once Parley is initiated, the user can return the serve, first by tagging the idea 0, 1 or 2 and adjusting the tag if necessary…here the default #tag for 1 was adjusted to #objective.
Once tagged, the user completes “The Return” on “The Serve” by leaving their own idea or reply to the topic, and then tagging their own reply with 0, 1, or 2.
This is really all there is to Parley Aiki Wiki, tagging other’s ideas, comments or replies, replying with our own ideas or comments, and then also tagging our own reply with 0, 1 or 2.
Next, the person replying is “matched” with another participant in “Love”, the third component of Parley Aiki Wiki, the part of the game where two anonymous participants are “paired” for the conversation, meet up to collaborate, or combat.
For our pilot, we are using “Tennis” as a metaphor for Parley Aiki Wiki’s unique discussion threading, but unlike Tennis as purely a competitive sport with one winner and one loser, Parley Aiki Wiki transforms the natural conflict of idea into a “win-win” outcome, where the competition itself allows both anonymous participants co-authoring of what is otherwise an immutable piece of text.
Once participants are paired, natural conversation can go in any potential direction. This part of game play is called “Rally”, tagging and replying to each other’s responses.
Depending on the participants decisions, the conversation can go in any direction and no matter which direction the conversation goes in, the computational system can mirror and match it.
The system can determine if the conversation reaches a threshold which can allow users permission to begin rewriting the consensus idea…together.
Fault and Spin
But what happens when there is foul play?
What if one anonymous user introduces classic “bullshit” or attempts to bully their way through the process? The tool applies something like game theory to the obtaining of permissions to change the consensus idea, a game of combat and collaboration, where resolution is the only possible outcome. This means that within the game play, the conversation can take turns for the worst, such as manipulation, deception, the promulgation of misleading information, and filter it away from consensus building and even ranking. The system keeps the problematic conversation at bay, and away from consensus influence while also continually seducing a problematic user to “redeem” their conversation.
We call these events Fault and Spin–movements of conversation where problematic thinking or participation is encountered.
Advantage and Let
Once the threshold is reached, participants co-write what is reliable and “true”, what is personal or what the misconception is about, and what is the open question around the topic, winning these permissions through the game play, which publishes the outcome in a transparent way. We call this “contextual completeness”, understanding the spectrum of what is true, what is misunderstanding, and what is an open question around any topic idea.
No voting or popular opinion is required, just thorough deliberation.
This is how the Consensus idea started, a single coherent idea…but the idea can change…
This is the result, one single coherent idea was transformed into an article with “contextual completeness”, or the “total view”, what is known, personal, and what is unknown in the topic, published as an article through conversation, computationally. We call this “Open Championship” because the in the full system of Aiki Wiki, the topic remains open for others to improve or refine the analysis, going through the same arcs of Parley Aiki Wiki as the first paired couple.
Convergence or Abandonment
At each moment of game play, decision making incentivizes convergence, or a mutual agreeable outcome in some way, while abandonment, deception or trolling has neutral effect on the outcome of the consensus process. This means the system can account for all possible outcomes within a challenged conversation between conflict and resolution.
Open Question: Is truth computational? Apparently within Parley Aiki Wiki, it appears to be.
Introducing the Win Win Protocol for the World Wide Web
Our computational system comes with an API which can be exported to social media platforms, consensus platforms, web3 governance or blockchain transactions, and most intriguing, AI agents. Aiki Wiki offers a profound solution to the issue of ethics in AI and LLM systems, perfect alignment and perfectly reliable systems where human agents make all of the decisions but the AI is solely focused on win win collaboration and reliable distribution of information on the web.
Please support the Win Win Protocol for the World Wide Web
This project needs help! While its opportunities are boundless, we want to “move quickly and fix things” and are currently cultivating team building, partners, and fundraising.
We are currently raising funds to further develop Aiki Wiki, set up the companies and global library, as well as resubmit for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program, which invited us to submit the project.
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