With elections in South Africa in May 2019, The Village NEWS offers this thought-provoking TED Talk by César Hidalgo.



César Hidalgo has a radical suggestion for fixing our broken political system: automate it! In this provocative talk, he outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create personalized AI representatives that participate directly in democratic decisions. Explore a new way to make collective decisions and expand your understanding of democracy.


César Hidalgo is a Physicist who studies how teams, cities and nations learn.


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