One breakthrough finding shows that collective intelligence is variable and measurable and — most surprisingly — correlates more with the social abilities of the team members than with the team's aggregate individual IQ.
Co-creating and collective intelligence/wisdom are forming a hybrid forces, a calling to reclaim the participation of people in groups as positive, useful, healing, life affirming. We alter the way that we see the world in order to solve problems together.
"As Crowdsourcing technologies evolve and spread over other domains, more and more complex problems can be tackled using a new form of human organization.[...] We will be able to solve problems [...] by presenting the complex problem to the collective intelligence and let it holistically express the solution."
This Handbook provides a survey of the field of collective intelligence, summarizing what is known, providing references to sources for further information, and suggesting possibilities for future research.
It is structured as a wiki, a collection of on-line pages, editable by their readers
and is hosted by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.
Social collaboration is becoming increasingly important within organisations and it’s easy to see why. Research outlined in this infographic demonstrates how collaborative software can significantly improve team efficiency.
"Open Innovation has a very practical implication for Collective Intelligence creation within organisations. It’s impossible to overcome both information needs and information overload using only internal resources"
"When we use collective intelligence for good, such as when social media was used to spread democracy in the Middle East, that's a good thing," O'Reilly said. "How will we make it more moral? Because we've only got one world, and we've got to get it right."
Quirky is a social product development company. " This is a great example of collective intelligence in action. When technology enables people to share their ideas, improve them together and than come to production.
“Collective Intelligence: Creating a Prosperous World at Peace” from the Carleton University Press. The book is a 648 page collection of essays from the likes of Yochai Benkler, Howard Rheingold and David Weinberger and is now available to download as a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial PDF.