Software that mimics human society is being tested to see if it can help prevent religious violence.
Researchers used artificial intelligence algorithms to simulate actions driven by sectarian divisions.
Their model contains thousands of agents representing different ethnicities, races and religions.
Norway and Slovakia are trialling the tech to tackle tensions that can arise when Muslim immigrants settle in historically Christian countries.
The Oxford University researchers hope their system can be used to help governments respond to incidents, such as the recent London terror attacks.
However, one independent expert said that the tool needed more work before it could be used in real-life situations.