Citizen Engagement

Interaction between citizens and governments to canvass and influence collective public opinion on civic policy-making and budget spending

BOLD // Crowd 2.0 Powered by AI and Machine Learning

BOLD // Crowd 2.0 Powered by AI and Machine Learning

This is our theme for Crowdsourcing Week in 2020:  BOLD // Crowd 2.0 powered by AI and Machine Learning. It’s where crowdsourcing takes a major transformative step rather than a series of incremental ones. At the same time as recognizing crowdsourcing as a business...

Democracy Advocate MiVote Expands to the UK

Democracy Advocate MiVote Expands to the UK

1947 the British politician Winston Churchill famously said “…democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” 70-plus years later, industrialised democracies are witnessing the decline of citizen...

Crowdsourcing Ideas Against Populism

Crowdsourcing Ideas Against Populism

If selfishness is a trigger of many issues in today's modern democracies, as suggested in my previous article, populism could be regarded as a facilitator in this game. That's the topic of this article, with an invitation to you to contribute with your thoughts and...

Crowdsourcing Solutions for Democracy

Crowdsourcing Solutions for Democracy

Advanced modern civilizations that were thriving are now challenged by populism, nationalism and new leaders acting with little respect for social values or long term benefits for society as a whole. Some of the democratic foundations we have relied on for so long...

The Influence of Crowd Technology on Democracy

The Influence of Crowd Technology on Democracy

We live in changing times in which high levels of human migration to developed countries has generated a resurgence of nationalist, populist politics. A more confrontational political landscape is fuelled by deliberately misleading news, and social media anonymity has...

How Horizon State Leads the Blockchain Charge

How Horizon State Leads the Blockchain Charge

The blockchain discussion is often focused on the financial benefits – indeed, you can often catch new folks interchange “bitcoin” and “blockchain” in common conversation. The impact, though, will go well beyond fiat currencies and business markets. One of the...

Q&A with Oren Alazraki, CEO of Horizon State

Q&A with Oren Alazraki, CEO of Horizon State

Horizon State has leveraged blockchain’s immutable distributed ledger technology to redesign the way that opinion is solicited, votes are cast, and collaborative decisions are made. Horizon State reshapes interactions between the public sector, wider businesses and...