Global inquiry into citizens in the digital age #UnitedCitizens

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]