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[…]

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[…]

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[…]