Innovation, leadership, and policy services

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[…]

Political action in the digital age

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[…]

Annual Review 2017

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 rise of the political entrepreneur and why we need more of them

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[…]

Global Citizens’ Inquiry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In 2018, The Fourth Group will launch a Global Citizens’ Inquiry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What is the fourth industrial revolution? It is a term used to describe the new technological changes that the world is experiencing right now. These technologies include the internet of things, biotechnologies, and exponential developments in artificial intelligence. During Read more about Global Citizens’ Inquiry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution[…]

Here’s what The Fourth Group is reading this holiday season

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[…]

Political entrepreneurs call for a new politics for the fourth industrial revolution

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 | Inaugural Annual Summit

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[…]

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[…]