What we do
Join our global membership organisation to shape tech for all, leaving nobody behind. Members decide what we work on and make change happen.
We educate and inform people about the impact of technological advancements on politics, society, and the global economy. We do this through reports, and social media.
We run campaigns co-led with citizens worldwide to influence powerholders, hold tech leaders democratically accountable, and win policy change.
We conduct research for clients and organise global citizen inquiries to understand what people believe are the biggest challenges caused by tech and how we address them
The fourth industrial revolution is fundamentally reshaping the way we live, work, and play. Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, mobile technologies, the Internet of Things, mixed reality, and cyber-physical systems are all changing our homes, economies, and societies. We are a non-partisan and independent global community of people working together to shape tech for good.
Announcement: The Fourth Group undertakes research into Digital Citizenship on behalf of the British Council
Monday, 18 May 2019 (London): The Fourth Group has been contracted to undertake research into Digital Citizenship for the British Council. Alvin Carpio (Chief Executive, The Fourth Group), said: “We are hugely excited to do this research project on behalf of the British Council. At a time when digital technologies have revolutionised and continue to Read more about Announcement: The Fourth Group undertakes research into Digital Citizenship on behalf of the British Council[…]
Two and a half years ago, The Fourth Group was established to shape tech for all, leaving nobody behind. Here are some highlights of what we have achieved as a community in 2018: We have built a global community of 250,000 people from multiple countries in every major continent around the world. We started the Read more about The Fourth Group: A Review of 2018[…]
LISTEN * LEARN * CREATE * SOLVE * ACT * UNITE Introduction Digital technologies are transforming the way we live, work, and play. Businesses are responding by innovating new products and services, and governments are responding by investing in the digital economy and developing new laws and regulation. How are citizens responding? How should citizens Read more about Global inquiry into citizens in the digital age #UnitedCitizens[…]
OVERVIEW Since The Fourth Group was established, our mission has been to understand the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on global society and to develop solutions in response to new pressing challenges. As part of that work, we have run workshops, seminars, lectures, hackathons, to develop new ideas, concepts, policies, forms of civic action, Read more about Innovation, leadership, and policy services[…]
On 13 February, The Fourth Group co-organised an introductory workshop on political action in the digital age with the award-winning charity Shout Out UK. We were joined by youth workers, computer scientists, entrepreneurs, public affairs professionals, students, trade unionists, technologists, and political actors who worked together to developed campaign ideas. Chris Riklin, NationBuilder’s EMEA Director, Read more about Political action in the digital age[…]
Here are some of this year’s highlights for The Fourth Group: Our community grew, with hundreds more people joining online. We also started new hubs in Paris, Berlin, and Bogota. Our team hosted and participated in events in London, Boston, Lisbon, Prague, Regensburg, Strasbourg, and Vancouver. We worked together to create a vision for a Read more about Annual Review 2017[…]
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is completely shifting the way we live, work, and play. Exponential advances in technologies are disrupting economic and societal norms, and political actors are either rushing to respond to major challenges, or, at worst, not acting. To ensure that the Fourth Industrial Revolution leads to progress for all of humanity, we Read more about The rise of the political entrepreneur and why we need more of them[…]
Here’s our brand new brochure which gives an overview of The Fourth Group. Feel free to share with friends and colleagues! The Fourth Group – A New Politics for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (brochure)
Here’s a short list of books that members of The Fourth Group community are reading over the holiday season. Care about politics and technology, and the future of global society? These will get your thinking-caps on whilst you sip on warm drinks this Christmas: Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World, by Geoff Read more about Here’s what The Fourth Group is reading this holiday season[…]
4th November 2017, London: The Fourth Group hosted its inaugural summit, “The Future of Politics”, with a selection of high-profile speakers from the worlds of tech, media, economics and politics, including Geoff Mulgan (CEO, Nesta), Natalie Campbell (Chair, Nominet Trust), and Malini Mehra (CEO, GLOBE International) (full list available here). Here’s what was discussed: The fourth industrial Read more about Political entrepreneurs call for a new politics for the fourth industrial revolution[…]