Hackers build technology to automate politicians

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[…]

This app promises to humanise bureaucracy

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[…]

Can We Replace Politicians With Machines? TEDx Talk

“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[…]

Reimagining a new political framework for global cooperation

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[…]