Developing Consensus: Using Artificial Intelligence to Empower Democracy

Join Internews Thursday, January 12 for a discussion with Colin Megill, Founder and CEO of

In an era of unprecedented communication flow, how can we move from commentary to conversation?

What can machine learning and artificial intelligence offer governments, political movements, and organizations that rely on consensus in order to thrive?

In 2016, joined with the Government of Taiwan to implement a new, cutting edge appoach to participatory democracy. The result? A six-year long legislative struggle resolved in less than five months, informed by large-scale, transparent civic participation. Now, governments and civic technology organizations across the world are seeking to incorporate this open source platform into their own democratic processes.

Please join us this Thursday for a discussion with Colin Megill, Founder and CEO of Among other topics, we'll examine how machine learning offers new possibilities for spotting consensus and divergance, the tricks he and his team have learned to galvanize participation and civility at the same time, and how is succesfully navigating the marketplace while maintaining an open source platform.

You can read more about in this great article from Civicist or check out a recent presentation by Colin here. We hope to see you Thursday!

Date and Time

Thu, January 12, 2017 | >6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST | Add to Calendar


1133 15th Street NW, 1st floor conference room
Washington, DC 20005
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"We need to have a platform to allow the entire society to engage in rational discussion." - Minister Jaclyn Tsai

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