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Programing the Global Brain

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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. Surowiecki, “The Wisdom of Crowds” (New York: Doubleday, 2004); Y. 2. 3. 4. i. ii. Show All References Acknowledgments Funding for this work was provided by the MIT Center for Collective intelligence, including special support for this project by BT Group plc. 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. [This is a final draft, the article appears in: International Journal of Intelligent Systems 1997, Vol. 12. One of the problems of supporting scientific collaboration on the Internet is that of maintaining awareness between remote research partners that activities had occurred in one location that affected those in another. The World Wide Web (W3) was developed to be a pool of human knowledge, which would allow collaborators in remote sites to share their ideas and all aspects of a common project.5 The phenomenal growth of the web can be attributed to its emergent growth property: the ability for a new state of being to emerge naturally from a synergy among existing systems. Collective Awareness Boundary.

alvin + heidi toffler {futurists} :: Books 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. But 21st Century wealth, according to the Tofflers, is not just about money, and cannot be understood in terms of industrial-age economics. In their earlier work, the Tofflers coined the word "prosumer" for people who consume what they, themselves, produce.

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 Karim R. Thomas W. Alex (Sandy) Pentland is the Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT where he directs the Media Lab's Human Dynamics research program. Summary By Greg Peverill-Conti [this is an edited summary, not a verbatim transcript] David Thorburn introduced the evening’s panel, explaining that the idea of collective intelligence has been a topic that the Communications Forum has covered in the past. He asked panelist Thomas Malone to provide a definition and overview of collective intelligence. Malone said the Communications Forum is an example of collective intelligence, in that it seeks to take advantage of the intelligence of the audience. Wikipedia is also an example of collective intelligence. Discussion

Creating Internet Intelligence: Wild Computing, Distributed Digital ... - Ben Goertzel 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. In addition, most of the previous work will not scale to the sizes of problems that we are finding in the field. Download article (.PDF):Data Tamer CIDR13_Paper28.pdf

Decisions 2.0: The Power of Collective Intelligence Information markets, wikis and other applications that tap into the collective intelligence of groups have recently generated tremendous interest. But what”s the reality behind the hype? Image courtesy of “American Idol.” The human brain is a magnificent instrument that has evolved over thousands of years to enable us to prosper in an impressive range of conditions. The good news is that, thanks to the Internet and other information technologies, we now have access to more data — sometimes much more data — about customers, employees and other stakeholders so that, in principle, we can gain a more accurate and intimate understanding of our environment. To be sure, companies have long used teams to solve problems, focus groups to explore customer needs, consumer surveys to understand the market and annual meetings to listen to shareholders.

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