I400/I590 Collective Intelligence

Collective Intelligence

This course examines the phenomenon of Collective Intelligence from a computational perspective, with theory and applications in the biological, cultural, and economic domains. We will in particular focus on the role of social media which is enabling collective intelligence applications at previously unimagined scales.

What is collective Intelligence?

/// "Collective intelligence is a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making in bacteria, animals, humans and computer networks."/// -- Wikipedia

Why does it matter?

/// "How can people and computers be connected so that —collectively— they act more intelligently than any individual, group, or computers have ever done before?" /// -- MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Can we build it?

And will they come?