MIT looks to give ‘group think’ a good name
"I believe that many people will be doing lots of 'natural experiments' with collective intelligence in the next few years -- with or without us. But I think that, as university-based researchers, we can help companies in several ways..."
- Prof. Thomas Malone, Director, Center for Collective Intelligence
Cambridge, MA - With [the] public opening of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (formerly the Center for Coordination Science), researchers there hope to address this central question: "How can people and computers be connected so that -- collectively -- they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?"
The project will involve a group of perhaps thousands of people collectively writing a business book Wikipedia-style. We also expect to have projects on prediction markets, global climate change, and many other topics.
The book will be called "We Are Smarter Than Me" -- more than 300 individuals have already signed on to participate -- and involves the Wharton Business School, Shared Insights and Pearson Publishing.