What we do
We are building a global community of people who are working together to create a new politics.
We create politech (political technology) to exponentially improve politics worldwide.
We inform people about the impact of technological advancements on politics, society, and the global economy.
We are creating a new political philosophy which is rooted in the realities of our world today.
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 create a new politics in the context of this fourth industrial revolution.
Brie Rogers Lowery
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[…]
The Future of Politics Summit is The Fourth Group’s first global gathering to discuss the future of politics worldwide, in the context of the fourth industrial revolution. We’ll specifically cover the intersection between politics and technology, and hear from thought-leaders and practitioners. Our aim is to understand the major political challenges and opportunities caused by the Read more about The Future Of Politics | Inaugural Annual Summit[…]
In the summer of 2017, The Fourth Group community hosted a Politician AI Hackathon. Participants built products to automate tasks politicians do. The winning team developed a chatbot called Civic Triage which points citizens to public services which can help address social problems. Panel discussion At the start of the weekend, we held a panel Read more about Hackers build technology to automate politicians[…]
Last month The Fourth Group hosted a Politician AI Hackathon which challenged teams to automate tasks politicians do. The winning team was Civic Triage, a customer service platform targeted at people who want to engage with government. Here’s their pitch! “How can we optimise citizens’ interactions with the state? We wanted to address a number Read more about This app promises to humanise bureaucracy[…]
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Date and Time Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 9:30 AM – Sun, Jul 23, 2017, 6:00 PM BST Location Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG Description This summer, The Fourth Group will host a Politician AI Hackathon to see how we can automate tasks politicians are expected to do. These tasks include: Understanding voters’ Read more about Politician AI Hackathon[…]
“Can we replace politicians with machines?” That’s the question our founder discussed in this TEDx Talk which you can watch here: Here are a few reasons behind the talk: 1. To bring the issue of automation directly to policy-makers 2. To open up a debate about the value and role of politicians in the digital Read more about Can We Replace Politicians With Machines? TEDx Talk[…]
Over the last few months, we have grown to become a global community with reach in every continent. In order to keep us together and aligned towards common goals, we have listed community values which have been intrinsic to our activity and vision. These values are by no means set in stone, and as we Read more about Our Community Values[…]
Amidst political turmoil around the world, changes in the power balance between East and West, and the rise of nationalism; the issues of war, famine, climate change and poverty persist. The existing global governance structures that dominate were established in the 20th century, at a time when the world was very different. There is no Read more about Reimagining a new political framework for global cooperation[…]
Dear The Fourth Group, Creating a new politics in the context of the fourth industrial revolution is no easy task. However, with the right people we believe it is not only possible, but achievable. Today we would like to introduce you to the team that has been working to drive our efforts since we were Read more about Introducing The Fourth Group team[…]