Swarm Intelligence: Is the Group Really Smarter? | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

"Swarm Intelligence, or Swarm Theory, is the collective behavior of decentralized, self-organizing systems: ants in a colony, movie raters at Rotten Tomatoes, participants in a market economy, etc. ..."

"Most importantly, individual agents must act responsibly and make their own decisions. .. “A group won’t be smart if its members imitate one another, slavishly follow fads, or wait for someone else to tell them what to do.” .... Swarm Theory depends on all agents having access to the information produced through group discovery; it depends on complete transparency."

"Also, there must be a motivation to contribute. As systems become more complex, certain subgroups will be more motivated than others, which will increase the weight their input and introduce bias."

"Swarm Theory systems tend to show a creeping overconfidence in the correctness of the group’s consensus"

"One of the fastest spreading ideas from Daniel Pink’s book Drive .. company employees are given one day to be completely autonomous and work on anything they want, as long as it does not have to do with their actual job." Peopletriggers

 

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