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Web 3.0+ and Collective Intelligence

Web 3.0+ and Collective Intelligence | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

"Let’s focus on the resulting element — the “collective intelligence”. Think about it as billions of human brains working using future super computers as a platform. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Srini Devadas described “collective intelligence” as consisting of two pillars: cloud computing and crowd computing. Cloud computing is using the Internet as a platform and making access to information available to everyone. Crowd computing, according to him, involves the analysis of information into “collective intelligence” far beyond what we have today."


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ghbrett's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:12 PM

A good article about where we are now with the Web and All it's resources. Then it presents a scenario for Web The Next Generation or Web 3.0. This is a good read for folks needing more background and added foresight on how to manage the overwhelming abundance of what it is we call the Web.

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The Soft Skills of Collaboration and The Social Enterprise

"for an Enterprise to succeed in living social culture is going to play a key role at the same time that online communities will continue to be the major drivers of social software adoption, both inside and outside of the firewall. However, it won’t be easy. And it won’t take place overnight either. There will always be a good bunch of roadblocks, inhibitors and whatever other issues, like reluctance to change or fear to think and act differently, that would need to be addressed and all of those would be, pretty much, around augmenting your already existing corporate culture and values to address those concerns, as that social transformation continues to happen. The key question would be whether your business is well prepared to invest, heavily enough, in shaping up its own culture to re-adjust and become a truly Social Enterprise."

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Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives.
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An eBay for Science - Crowdsourcing.org

An eBay for Science - Crowdsourcing.org | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

"A few weeks ago, Science Exchange in Palo Alto, California, launched a website allowing scientists to outsource their research to 'providers' — other researchers and institutions that have the facilities and equipment to meet requesting scientists' needs. Nature asked the company's co-founder, researcher-turned-entrepreneur Elizabeth Iorns, how the website works, and what an online marketplace for experiments could mean for the future of research."

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New Finding on Collective Intelligence Could Get Microvolunteering Services Thinking | #1 Site for Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, & Open Innovation News | Daily Crowdsource

New Finding on Collective Intelligence Could Get Microvolunteering Services Thinking | #1 Site for Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, & Open Innovation News | Daily Crowdsource | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

"As a nonprofit, or as a microvolunteering platform like Sparked, BrightWorks, and HelpfromHome, what do you want from microvolunteers? Genius, a big heart, experience? Well, according to two seperate studies from the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, when it comes to problem solving within teams of 2-5 members, the determining factor of a group’s success is not IQ, expereince, or any other individual trait. Instead, the ace in the deck is a group’s overall emotional/social sensitivity. ( To test yourself for this particular trait, try this online test.)"

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Network Weaving: Smart Crowds in the Networked Commons

"Strong networks have the characteristics of strong communities. People know and look out for each other, they learn and share with each other. In weak networks, people are isolated and fragmented in cliques.

Whether a network is stronger or weaker has significant implications for the nature and place of crowd sourced engagement in governance.

Even today with technologies that could support otherwise, democracies still practice representational governance. People indirectly influence policy makers through informal communications and demonstrations and formal hearings and voting.

In any vote on any issue, there are four kinds of engagement in networks. There are the expert informed, the informed enough, the not informed enough, and the inaccurately informed.

In network structure and culture, the not informed enough and inaccurately informed are the result of three factors: weak redundancies, small reach, and low resonance."

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How to Harvest Collective Wisdom on Complex Problems: An Introduction to the MIT Deliberatorium.

http://cci.mit.edu/klein/papers/deliberatorium-intro.pdf

 

The Deliberatorium is a technology designed to help large numbers of people, distributed in space and time, combine their insights to find well-founded solutions for such complex multi-stakeholder multi-disciplinary ("wicked") problems as sustainability, climate change policy, complex product design, and so on.

See this video for a quick tour of the concepts underlying the Deliberatorium, and see this paper for a review of the project's contributions to date.

Follow this link to access the system itself, which allows many authors to collaboratively create deliberation maps.

A read-only map viewer, which can be embedded in any web site, is also available:

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Social influences kill the wisdom of the crowd

Social influences kill the wisdom of the crowd | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
A crowd can sometimes provide wisdom that its individual members lack. But, if you let those individuals talk among themselves, their individual errors can spread throughout the crowd, dragging its wisdom down.
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Democratic Reason: The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics by Helene Landemore :: SSRN | Conciencia Colectiva | Scoop.it

Democratic Reason: The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics by Helene Landemore :: SSRN | Conciencia Colectiva | Scoop.it | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
This paper argues that democracy can be seen as a way to channel “democratic reason,” or the collective political intelligence of the many.
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Adding Social Elements to Intranet? Don't ... - SmartData Collective

Adding Social Elements to Intranet? Don't ... - SmartData Collective | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
Openly sharing projects, tasks, documents and discussions exposes the collective intelligence that is largely unseen at most organizations, again making it easier for folks to find information they need.
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Iceland Unveils Crowdsourced Constitution

Iceland Unveils Crowdsourced Constitution | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
A group of 25 citizens in Iceland used online crowdsourcing to create a draft of the country's new constitution.
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ShouldInvent – Idea aggregation based on collective intelligence ...

ShouldInvent – Idea aggregation based on collective intelligence ... | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
My new side project - ShouldInvent is online, which is basically an automatic idea aggregation web application based on Twitter Search. The primary motivation is to provide inspirations for engineers in various domains.
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Theoretical Framework for a Future Computational Collective Intelligence

Theoretical Framework for a Future Computational Collective Intelligence | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
a) Collective computational intelligence involves collaboration between software agents, with a new level of computational intelligence emerging form their collaboration. These technologies involve swarm intelligence, ant colony simulation, web services, grid computing, distributed cloud computing and multi-agent computing in general.
b) Computational collective intelligence is a more multidisciplinary field. Its subject is the understanding of human collective intelligence and its augmentation by the means of ubiquitous distributed automatic symbol manipulation.
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First steps and readings to enter global collective intelligence

"Many people ask me what the must reads are in order to make the first steps in collective intelligence, wisdom and consciousness. As surprising as it may look, this questions opens to many domains that might seem out of scope, for instance the way we feed ourselves. Indeed, isn’t food, like so many other questions, a collective intelligence matter?

Migration towards global collective intelligence is today a journey for pioneers. Tomorrow it will be a mass migration. It’s not yet open to everyone, as we are going to places where society has not settled yet. By “going” I mean live there, find and invent practical and pragmatic ways to build tomorrow’s humanity. It doesn’t dictate a way to think or be, all this will naturally emerge. Global collective intelligence has to be seen just like a new continent, with its landscape and its intrinsic laws. It’s us to decide how we want to live there, our creativity will make the difference."


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The new frontier of work: Hyperspecialization

The new frontier of work: Hyperspecialization | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

"Hyperspecialization is not the same as outsourcing or offshoring, though it is enabled by the same technologies. Here’s a way to wrap your brain around the idea:

Imagine for a moment that physical goods could be transported just as easily, quickly, and cheaply as information. Suppose, for instance, that you could order an egg for breakfast that was prepared all over the world: perhaps the egg was laid in Shanghai, cracked in Stockholm, scrambled in Singapore, heated in Seoul, salted in Santiago, and served to you in San Francisco. This, essentially, is what hyperspecialization is, but
instead of making breakfast, workers all over the world can do pieces of knowledge work jobs that are today done by one person in a single place."

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This Column Was Crowdsourced By Servio - Fast Company

This Column Was Crowdsourced By Servio - Fast Company | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

"From DARPA soliciting the masses to design aspects of next generation combat vehicles, to Kickstarter crowdfunding projects by artists, musicians, and filmmakers, crowdsourcing has gone mainstream. The FBI has already crowdsourced part of a murder investigation, asking the public's help in deciphering two encrypted notes found in the pocket of a victim dumped in a field. And Iceland has crowdsourced its entire constitution. Even the news is being crowdsourced now: The Washington Post, The New York Times, and others asked readers to scour an ennui-inducing trove of Sarah Palin emails written when she was Alaska governor. The Guardian crowdsourced the expense reports of British politicians. Spot.us asks users to crowdfund news stories. There are plenty of other examples. Ping me on Twitter (@penenberg) and I'll add them to the list. (See how I just crowdsourced that?)
All of this got me thinking: Why not crowdsource my next column?"

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The Technium: Why the Impossible Happens More Often

"I've used the example of the bee before. One could exhaustively study a honey bee for centuries and never see in the lone individual any of the behavior of a bee hive. it is just not there, and can not emerge until there are a mass of bees. A single bee lives 6 weeks, so a memory of several years is impossible, but that's how long a hive of individual bees can remember. Humanity is migrating towards its hive mind. Most of what "everybody knows" about us is based on the human individual. Collectively, connected humans will be capable of things we cannot imagine right now. These future phenomenon will rightly seem impossible. What's coming is so unimaginable that the impossibility of wikipedia will recede into outright obviousness."

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Noah Raford » How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything

Noah Raford » How to Build a Collective Intelligence Platform to Crowdsource Almost Anything | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

"The MIT Approach to Collective Intelligence
According to the Center for Collective Intelligence, a good collective intelligence platform (CI) must address the following themes:
Goals, referring to the desired outcome;
Incentives, referring to the motivational factors;
Structure/process, referring to the business model and organizational structure to complete the task; and
Staffing, referring to the people required to support the business model and sustainability of CI within the organization.
These four themes then translate into the following four questions:
What is to be accomplished?
Why should anyone help out?
How are they meant to contribute?
Who will perform the necessary work?"

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This Man Thinks the Internet Needs CliffsNotes - Forbes

This Man Thinks the Internet Needs CliffsNotes - Forbes | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

People will come across an article, realize either they don’t have time to read it (or aren’t sure if they want to), plug that link into gis.to, and voila, you’ve got 5 to 10 summaries that other people who have read that article have written. That will be the majority of users on the network. A smaller portion will be folks who simply read a lot and want to curate great long-form content for others. Just like some people are passionate about being editors on Wikipedia and manage knowledge of things, people, and events, gis.to authors will be managers of content.

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Harnessing Crowds: Mapping the Genome of Collective Intelligence by Thomas Malone, Robert Laubacher, Chrysanthos Dellarocas :: SSRN | Conciencia Colectiva | Scoop.it

Harnessing Crowds: Mapping the Genome of Collective Intelligence by Thomas Malone, Robert Laubacher, Chrysanthos Dellarocas :: SSRN | Conciencia Colectiva | Scoop.it | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Over the past decade, the rise of the Internet has enabled the emergence of surprising new forms of collective intelligence. Examples include Google, Wikipedia, Threadless, and many others. To take advantage of the possibilities these new systems represent, it is necessary to go beyond just seeing them as a fuzzy collection of "cool" ideas. What is needed is a deeper understanding of how these systems work.

This article offers a new framework to help provide that understanding. It identifies the underlying building blocks - to use a biological metaphor, the "genes" - at the heart of collective intelligence systems. These genes are defined by the answers to two pairs of key questions:

- Who is performing the task? Why are they doing it?
- What is being accomplished? How is it being done?

The paper goes on to list the genes of collective intelligence - the possible answers to these key questions - and shows how combinations of genes comprise a "genome" that characterizes each collective intelligence system. In addition, the paper describes the conditions under which each gene is useful and the possibilities for combining and re-combining these genes to harness crowds effectively.

Using this framework, managers can systematically consider many possible combinations of genes as they seek to develop new collective intelligence systems.

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Ledface uses the ‘Collective Brain’ to help solve your day-to-day problems: Try it now

Ledface uses the ‘Collective Brain’ to help solve your day-to-day problems: Try it now | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Ever dreamt of making others work to answer any of your questions? Well, Brazilian startup Ledface has bold ambitions. It wants to use what it calls “the collective brain”, in other words crowdsourcing, to solve your day to day problems. It launched in private beta yesterday and we took it for a test drive.

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Can We Exploit Collective Intelligence for Collaborative Deliberation? The Case of the Climate Change Collaboratorium by Luca Iandoli, Mark Klein, Giuseppe Zollo :: SSRN | Conciencia Colectiva | Sc...

Can We Exploit Collective Intelligence for Collaborative Deliberation? The Case of the Climate Change Collaboratorium by Luca Iandoli, Mark Klein, Giuseppe Zollo :: SSRN | Conciencia Colectiva | Sc... | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
Current open-source/peer-production technologies, such as forums, wikis and blogs, have enabled an unprecedented explosion of global knowledge sharing, but appe...
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New Visualizations » Safecast

New Visualizations » Safecast | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

Safecast is a global project working to empower people with data, primarily by building a sensor network and enabling people to both contribute and freely use the data we collect.

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Crowdsourcing: A Field Guide from WNYC

Crowdsourcing: A Field Guide from WNYC | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it

A year after launching our crowd-source reporting project, Your Uncommon Economic Indicators, we have been asked how we sustained an online mapping and economy project for so long. The short answer is that we value new ways to collaborate with our listeners and we constantly look for innovative methods to do that. The long answer is what you will see in these pages–a guide to a collaborative reporting project between a public radio station and its audience.

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The project « co-creatingcultures

The project « co-creatingcultures | Augmented Collective Intelligence | Scoop.it
CoCreating Cultures is a project and a platform to study and apply new methods for letting groups create collaborative cultures. We design for emergent human-centered complex processes.
We focus on science, technology and art groups and institutions but we also work on change in organizations.
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Irene's comment, August 5, 2011 6:38 AM
Thanks for the mention!