Category Archives: Collective intelligence

Next Generation Crowdsourcing for Collective Intelligence

New techniques leveraging IT-mediated crowds such as Crowdsensing, Situated Crowdsourcing, Spatial Crowdsourcing, and Wearables Crowdsourcing have now materially emerged. These techniques, here termed next generation Crowdsourcing, serve to extend Crowdsourcing efforts beyond the heretofore dominant desktop computing paradigm. Employing new … Continue reading

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Theory of Mind Predicts Collective Intelligence Equally Well Online and Face-To-Face

Recent research with face-to-face groups found that a measure of general group effectiveness (called “collective intelligence”) predicted a group’s performance on a wide range of different tasks. The same research also found that collective intelligence was correlated with the individual … Continue reading

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Human Swarms – A real-time Method for Collective Intelligence

Although substantial research has explored the emergence of collective intelligence in real-time human-based collaborative systems, much of this work has focused on rigid scenarios such as the Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD). While such work is of great research value, there’s a … Continue reading

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Facilitating Collective Intelligence

Perhaps the greatest challenge we face in the modern world is the challenge of effective collaboration. In social, political, business and educational settings, working groups often fail to solve complex problems because their method of collaborative problem solving is ineffective. … Continue reading

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Ants, Living Bridges, Collective Computation and Swarm Intelligence

If a gap interrupts a swarm of army ants, they build a ‘living bridge’ using their own bodies. How? New research says ants perform a collective computation. Complex systems, from ant colonies to stock markets, share a common property: sophisticated … Continue reading

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Collective intelligence Framework – Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies

This report offers a framework with a set of concepts, hypotheses, and methods that help with understanding collective action and intelligence in emergent network social movements. In connection to the rise of network-movements and as a reflection of the exhaustion … Continue reading

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Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many

Individual decision making can often be wrong due to misinformation, impulses, or biases. Collective decision making, on the other hand, can be surprisingly accurate. In Democratic Reason, Hélène Landemore demonstrates that the very factors behind the superiority of collective decision … Continue reading

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How the Internet’s Collective Human Intelligence Could Outsmart AI

What if computers could take the words we type on the internet and convert them into a language that describes what they actually mean? Analyzing data pulled from social media would reveal insights into the deeper questions about our real … Continue reading

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Solving Problems With Collective Intelligence – Towards an Internet of Thinkers?

How can technology that we are able to build with today’s tools help us to solve the big problems of individuals, organizations, and the world at large? More specifically: How can we use the internet in the best way to … Continue reading

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An Evolutionary Model of Bounded Rationality and Intelligence

Most economic theories are based on the premise that individuals maximize their own self-interest and correctly incorporate the structure of their environment into all decisions, thanks to human intelligence. The influence of this paradigm goes far beyond academia–it underlies current … Continue reading

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