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Programing the Global Brain

Related:  MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

The Collective Intelligence Genome References (6) 1. T.W. Malone, “The Future of Work” (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2004); J. Howe, “Crowdsourcing” (New York: Crown Business, 2008); J. Global Brain Workshop The First Global Brain Workshop (GBrain 0) July 3-5, 2001 Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Brussels , Belgium Important : the final program with detailed instructions and a map of the location is available at the following URLs (respectively in PDF and in Word versions, for good quality printing): The present web page was last updated on June 21, and will no longer be updated. The page with abstracts of contributions, though, will continue to be updated.

A CyberOrganism Model for Awareness in Collaborative Communities on the Internet To appear in: International Journal of Intelligent Systems (IJIS), January, Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 31-56. (draft copy) The Internet/World Wide Web has grown very rapidly to become a major resource supporting collaborative activities in a wide range of groups, disciplines and communities. However, the growth of the net/web creates problems of information overload and of maintaining awareness of activities at other sites relevant to one's own tasks. This article discusses awareness issues in collaborative group; develops a conceptual framework for studying and supporting awareness on the web; describes CHRONO, a tool for supporting awareness of changes at another site. Finally a preliminary sketch of an overall conceptual framework for the Internet is presented and explored.

alvin + heidi toffler {futurists} Revolutionary Wealth Starting with the publication of their seminal best-seller, Future Shock, Alvin and Heidi Toffler have given millions of readers new ways to think about personal life in today's high-speed world with its constantly changing, seemingly random impacts on our businesses, governments, families and daily lives. Now, writing with the same rare grasp and clarity that made their earlier books classics, the Tofflers turn their attention to the revolution in wealth now sweeping the planet. And once again, they provide a startling, penetrating, coherent way to make sense of the seemingly senseless. Revolutionary Wealth is about how tomorrow's wealth will be created, who will get it and how.

Collective Intelligence Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007 5 - 7 p.m. Bartos Theater Abstract A conversation about the theory and practice of collective intelligence, with emphasis on Wikipedia, other instances of aggregated intellectual work and on recent innovative applications in business. Speakers The Global Brain Institute The GBI uses scientific methods to better understand the global evolution towards ever-stronger connectivity between people, software and machines. By developing concrete models of this development, we can anticipate both its promises and its perils. That would help us to steer a course towards the best possible outcome for humanity. Objectives Enabling On-Line Deliberation and Collective Decision-Making through Large-Scale Argumentation: A New Approach to the Design of an Internet-Based Mass Collaboration Platform (1941-6296)(1941-630X): Luca Iandoli, Mark Klein, Guiseppe Zollo: Jou Abstract The successful emergence of on-line communities, such as open source software and Wikipedia, seems due to an effective combination of intelligent collective behavior and internet capabilities However, current internet technologies, such as forum, wikis and blogs appear to be less supportive for knowledge organization and consensus formation. In particular very few attempts have been done to support large, diverse, and geographically dispersed groups to systematically explore and come to decisions concerning complex and controversial systemic challenges. In order to overcome the limitations of current collaborative technologies, in this article, we present a new large-scale collaborative platform based on argumentation mapping.

Data Curation at Scale: The Data Tamer System - Data Curation at Scale: The Data Tamer SystemAuthors: Michael Stonebraker, Daniel Bruckner,George Beskales, Mitch Cherniack ,Ihab F. Ilyas , Stan Zdonik ,Alexander Pagan ,Shan Xu. Abstract Data curation is the act of discovering a data source(s) of in- terest, cleaning and transforming the new data, semantically integrating it with other local data sources, and deduplicat- ing the resulting composite. There has been much research on the various components of curation (especially data inte- gration and deduplication). However, there has been little work on collecting all of the curation components into an integrated end-to-end system.