Designing and deploying public algorithms is not an easy task. Between injunctions and intuitions, the opportunity to, or not to, implement an algorithm is often at the heart of discussions.
To go beyond this binary vision, each public innovation team includes someone, called the Third Way/Voice (or Third W.oice), tasked with an exploratory duty. This uncommon profile has to consider all marginal leads of plausible, clashing and non-consensual alternatives that could exist.
The Third W.oice is the embodiment of the disagreement with the status quo that could emerge from decisions made by the team or that could be imposed from the top down. Their (unofficial) motto: ‘To do or not to do, that is beside the point!’.