Poli – Let’s talk Politics

Brexit? Trump? We all thought these were unlikely events. Turns out we don’t know our contexts as well as we’d like to think, nor do we listen to opinions that differ from our own that much.

Poli is a service that connects you to people with different political opinions, to discuss a topic and facilitate a dialogue. It helps people enlarge their understanding of public issues, and check their own assumptions against those of other fellow citizens, aiming to create the healthy and robust public debate we need, to demand and help build better solutions.

Using a mobile app you can follow and learn about important topics and get matched to someone to discuss these via chat. Poli’s chatbot provides you with prompts to keep the conversation flowing. It measures the conversation rhythm and underlying emotions, intervening when necessary or by request. You can also create and keep track of nearby events related to what you’ve been discussing – bringing the dialogue back into public space.