Shadow Electionﬁnding the best candidates and solutions Richard von Kaufmann // iHub Nairobi presentation 10.01.2012
Who is Richard von Kaufmann? Best Early-Stage Startup Barcelona 4 July 2008 co-founded 2007 Only Nordic startup selectedFilmmaker, 1995-2001 Intention Broadcasting presenter Graz, Austria September 2009 Creative Director Cactus Marketing & Advertising Media Lab Helsinki, 2006 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia joined 2010 Election Machine 2001-2003
The power of intuition are New ﬁndings in cognitive science ) showing that intuition (gut feeling ensed can be thought of as “cond any experience” and in m ve circumstance s can be more effecti y. than in depth analytical stud
Rating parameters (intuition) User’s comparison to the wisdom of the crowd
Shadow Electionﬁnding the best candidates and solutions
Current social media limitations How to make the message of the “crowd” understandable?
Our solution• Propose questions• Give answers• Rate other people’s answers• See the people with the best-rated solutions move up the “live” chart• Show support by indicating your vote for one of the candidates
Initial trialShadow Election was first trialled as Vaali.fiin the 2011 Finnish Parliamentary Elections.
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Amnesty’s main weaponswhen it started in 1961 waswriting letters and newspaper articles.
Transparency InternationalFinland is consistently in the top5 least corrupt countries
There is a strongcorrelation between GDPper capita andTransparencyInternational’s CorruptionPerception Index (CPI).Despite relatively lownatural resources Finlandhas a high GDP per capita. Gapminder.org