by Innovation in Politics Institute

Industry news

Audits, AI Bills and Calls to Action

Brussels calls on young people to have their say, while in the USA, Wisconsin completes it's election audit and a Massachusetts senator submits an AI bill written by an AI.

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Online Voting Needs Recognised Security Standards

After years of build-up, the Danish voting company Assembly Voting is expanding quickly. Founder and CEO Jacob Gyldenkærne explains his vision and his belief in security and quality standards.

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Councils, Capitals and Commissions

Barcelona is declared 'European Capital of Democracy', the Council of Europe excludes civil society from the first AI treaty and the Indian Electoral Commission demos a remote voting system.

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Behind the Scenes on Open Source Democracy Technology

We decided to shine a light on the motivations, challenges and views, of some of the dedicated open source developers who spend countless hours building and bug-fixing the democratic tools and platforms of the future.

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Barcelona Voted First ‘European Capital of Democracy’

The city impressed a citizens jury, with projects including Decidim — a modular open source digital participation platform now in use around the world.

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Access, Accessibility and Alleged Fraud

Wheelchair access is won in Denver's first participatory budget, New South Wales removes i-voting affecting vision impaired citizens, and Bolsonaro supporters storm congressional buildings in Brazil.

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Kosmo was launched at the Berlin office of Liquid Democracy

Exploring AI Moderation – A ‘Kosmo’ Journey

A group of Germany-based organisations recently launched a prototype AI experiment which aims to radically improve online deliberation and help moderators by analysing and elevating quality contributions.

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Building Automated, Personalised and Transparent Government Services

Zencity is dual headquartered in New York and Tel Aviv and works with more than 300 small, medium and large local governments around the world to improve trust through improved services.

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People Love Participatory Budgets

French company Fluicity is working to become the international leader in self-service and ‘white-label’ digital participation platforms. We spoke with CEO Julie de Pimodan about market developments, her plans and views on open source.

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‘Fluid’ Representation, Improved Deliberation and ‘Liquid Democracy’

Moritz Ritter is the Managing Director of Liquid Democracy - a Berlin based non-profit based on the concept of the same name. Here, he talks to us about the importance of creating more 'fluid' forms of political engagement and improving both deliberative and representative processes through technology.

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Building Trust Through Transparent Voting

Shai Bargil is co-founder and CEO of Sequent – an Israeli e-voting start-up building an end-to-end verifiable online voting platform for public and private sector elections. We spoke to him about his motivations, the need for trust and the future demand for transparent electronic voting platforms.

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Depositions, Digital Registers and the Impact of Citizen Assemblies

Nigeria's digital register runs into trouble, France implements a ban based on input from a citizen assembly and Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch is questioned about Dominion Voting Systems.

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Protests in Favour of Voting Machines, Fidesz Misuses Data, and Arizona Responds to Conspiracies

Hundreds of Bulgarians take to the streets of Sofia to protest against the reintroduction of paper ballots, Fidesz accused of misusing citizens' data in online campaigning, and other news from the week in democracy technology.

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Tech for Justice – Helping Zimbabweans With Civil and Constitutional Rights

Courteney Mukoyi is founder of the Justice Code Foundation and leader behind the development of Astrea Justice — a tool that helps citizens in Zimbabwe navigate their civil and constitutional rights. On November 9, he received the Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award.

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This Week in Democracy Technology: Blockchain Voting, Bolsonaro Rejected and the World Bank Upgrades Cambodia’s GovTech Rating

Bolsonaro's election challenge rejected by the courts, voting machine issues in the USA ruled a "miscommunication", the World Bank upgrades Cambodia's GovTech rating and South Korea to develop blockchain-based voting.

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