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Scott Nelson

Collective Wisdom  - 
 
Many factors play a role in how collectively intelligent or wise a group, system, or situation is. Here I offer tentative lists of factors that enhance collective stupidity, collective guesstimations (the “wisdom of crowds” phenomenon), collective intelligence, and collective wisdom.
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Scott Nelson

Projects  - 
 
Call for projects of the international workshop Collective Intelligence for Democracy from November 18th to December 2nd. Come with us to have two weeks of colaborative work, multidisciplinary teams arround projects related to democracy, citizen participation and the tools and methodologies that ...
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Wish I could go, but I'm delighted to see that this work is happening, and I look forward to seeing the results.
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Ferananda Ibarra
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Curation of CICW  - 
 
In October 2015 Nesta, which publishes The Long + Short, and The Human Mind Project (THMP) ran an all-day workshop on The Roots of Collective Intelligence with speakers including Robin Dunbar, known for his pioneering research on social connections between humans, and Colin Blakemore, Interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Philosophy Chair at the School of Advanced Study of the University of London, who leads the THMP.

http://thelongandshort.org/forecasts/collective-fiction-elevated
Our new series of short fiction explores the future of collective intelligence
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Robert Best
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General Discussion  - 
 
 
"What is needed is a better way to measure the value of a person’s knowledge before putting it into the wisdom-of-crowds mix."
https://aeon.co/essays/a-mathematical-bs-detector-can-boost-the-wisdom-of-crowds
Crowds aren’t as smart as we thought, since some people know more than others. A simple trick can find the ones you want
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Hadjer Menni

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now i know the Moderators !
sharing what we know with a community like Collective Inteligence and wisdom is a Huge aportunity to make humanity smarter and wiser .
Thank you for the membership and Thank you for sharing !
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Luke Pranay

Shared Purpose  - 
 
The way the masses view the world is a farce. Every single mainstream perspective is either purposely deceptive, or completely misses the point.…
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Bernd Nurnberger

Shared Purpose  - 
 
"Survival of the fittest collaborators" eclipses "survival of the fittest".
 
Science is evolving, but are we ready for the change? Here's how overcoming Scientific Misconceptions can help us step into our True Power.
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Remy Fannader

General Discussion  - 
 
AlphaGo decisive wins mark a significant milestone for the general artificial intelligence project.  Yet the real challenge would be to generalize deep learning to non-zero-sum competition and its corollary, namely the combination and valuation of heterogeneous yet shared actual stakes.
The recent and decisive wins of Google’s AlphaGo over the world best Go player have been marked as a milestone on the path to general artificial intelligence, one that would be endowed with t…
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Bernd Nurnberger

Shared Purpose  - 
 
"We are 21st century citizens doing our best to interact with 19th century designed institutions that are based on an information technology of the 15th century.
It's time we start asking: What is democracy for the internet era?"
Pia Mancini
The DemocracyOS at TED Global 2014 http://democracyos.org
How it all began. In April 2012 a group of activists, entrepreneurs, students and hackers got together in the city of Buenos Aires with a simple question in mind: What is democracy for the internet era? Many of the so-called modern democracies still run the same way they did almost two centuries ...
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Yes, and after we citizens focus on the what and how (a complete motion per Robert's Rules of Order) and vote on it (as every now and then in Switzerland), holding our representatives accountable gets so much easier as well with 21st century networking.

As for campaign promises, how would it change if we citizens connect better? And long term would it eliminate the middle man, a rich subject of jokes? http://www.sunnyskyz.com/funny-jokes/145/A-Politician-Dies-And-Has-To-Spend-Just-ONE-Day-In-Hell-This-Is-Priceless-
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Remy Fannader

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If intelligence is the ability to figure out situations and solve problems, one may conclude that it is inherently operational. Due to the generalization of interconnected smart devices, that conclusion is now a reality with operational intelligence bringing together symbolic and non symbolic knowledge, the former explicit, using mediation of semantic constructs and used to weight information and support managed decisions, the latter implicit, using direct associations between actual objects or phenomena, and supporting automated decisions.
Preamble According to a leading tools provider operational intelligence (OI) is the ability to "discover and analyze relationships between business events and corresponding IT events". From a marke...
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If That Same Collective Intelligence Makes Other Human Beings Inferior And Therefore Subject To Arbitrary And Collective Slavery It Could Only Be Applicable In A Bee Colony. Progress Is Measure In What We As Humans Are Willing To Bring To The World; For Whom Are The Arrogant, Enough To Think You Can Change The Climate Cycle? And Use The Utopia In Our Own Lives Not Recognizing That Our Enemy Is The Irrational Use Of Collective "Populism" With Out The Responsibility To Condemn It And To Reject It. It Gets Ridiculous When The Legislature Of A State Is Forced To In-act Laws Rejecting Even Toilets That Are Regulated At A Federal Level. Collective Thinking Is Getting A Time Everyday As To When Evacuate Ouselves. Is Not Kosher Nor Is Go-d's Will To Become Slaves Of Collective Thinking Towards Giving A Left Hook To The Civilized World.

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Robert Best
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A really nice timeline of Collective Intelligence events, reports, links, and blog posts coming out of Nesta's Collective Intelligence Project
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A space for learning about collective intelligence & wisdom, for experiencing our own, and for creating a quality online environment to support it. The broader intention of our work is to contribute to the collective intelligence and wisdom of the CI&CW field itself, and by extension, to the conscious evolution of humankind. Newcomers! Please introduce yourself! *Community Guidelines* 1. No link-litter (See No. 5 below) 2. No ads or self-promotion 3. No spam (irrelevant posts) 4. No personal attacks 5. Give posts a title/summary. Provide context! 6. Have fun and engage! #CICW
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Ferananda Ibarra
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Definitions  - 
 
This is a post from +John Kellden that is from some years ago but very updated in terms of the genomes and distinctions of #collectiveintelligence Worth cycling again!
 
Collaborative Sensemaking, part 105: Scenius

”The real collective intelligence cannot be named.”
-- +John Kellden, riffing on the Tao Te Ching

”Collective intelligence unfolds out of the implicate order through each one of our smallest necessary steps.”
-- +John Kellden 

”Twitter, Quora & Google+ is a Herakleitan source of collective intelligence. We're writing ourselves co-intelligent.”
-- +John Kellden 

+ConversationLab 
Scenius, Group Flow & Group Genius Tea House Sequence:
Gather, Diverge, Scenify, Converge, Prototype

Gather: Participants, Expertise
Diverge: Personal passion, Unique talents
Scenify: Be part of something bigger, Performance
Converge: Flow, Alignment
Prototype: Satisfying work, Cocreation of value

Co-intelligence
”Healthy communities, institutions and societies -- perhaps even our collective survival -- depend on our ability to organize our collective affairs more wisely, in tune with each other and nature.
This ability to wisely organize our lives together -- all of us being wiser together than any of us could be alone -- we call co-intelligence.”
-- Tom Atlee
http://www.co-intelligence.org/

Scenius
”Scenius stands for the intelligence and the intuition of a whole cultural scene. It is the communal form of the concept of the genius.”
-- Brian Eno
http://lifehacker.com/5062659/oblique-strategies-on-your-iphone

What conditions favour the emergence of scenius?
+Seb Paquet on Collective Intelligence, Quora:
http://www.quora.com/What-conditions-favor-the-emergence-of-scenius

In his blog post on scenius, +Kevin Kelly cites the following attributes of the geography of scenius:
http://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2008/06/scenius_or_comm.php
- Mutual appreciation -- Risky moves are applauded by the group, subtlety is appreciated, and friendly competition goads the shy. Scenius can be thought of as the best of peer pressure.
- Rapid exchange of tools and techniques -- As soon as something is invented, it is flaunted and then shared. Ideas flow quickly because they are flowing inside a common language and sensibility.
- Network effects of success -- When a record is broken, a hit happens, or breakthrough erupts, the success is claimed by the entire scene. This empowers the scene to further success.
- Local tolerance for the novelties -- The local "outside" does not push back too hard against the transgressions of the scene. The renegades and mavericks are protected by this buffer zone.
- Flexibility -- giving participants the freedom to be creative.
- Barriers to entry -- this filters out many wannabes.
- Barriers to exit -- keeps people around, so there are more prolonged contacts and people get to know one another.
- Nondescriptness --  from the outside you would never guess there was anything special about the place.
- Some flash of excitement to kick off the virtuous circle.

Meraki
"To do something with soul, creativity or love; to put something of yourself into your work."
https://plus.google.com/u/0/101010252943098026073/posts/QVFYnUQQmxc

Social Architecture & Third Neighborhoods
The importance of social tools and settings for both startups and well established large organizations.
“We are seeing a rethinking of work, collaboration, and the role of management in a changing world, where the principles and tools of the web are transforming society, media, and business.”
-- Stowe Boyd
http://stoweboyd.com/post/765078370/the-sum-of-all-fears-the-social-business-naysayers

Epicenters
http://archizoo.com/2010/03/03/scenius-and-workspace-genius/
”Alex Steffen,. In his blog, Steffen suggests that the “art of courting genius” is an essential capability of those attempting to innovate and develop solutions to big problems. He points out that genius does not arrive on cue, but instead in “unruly clumps, in great non-linear spurts of changed thinking.” Without the right places and spaces, you’ll miss what you had hoped to achieve. Instead, you must “create a welcoming place for [genius] and increase the likelihood that it will show up.” Steffen uses the term “epicenters” to embrace the concept of scenius, places with the right ingredients to “set the conditions for a planetary explosion of new thinking.”
-- Alex Steffen, Worldchanging – A User’s Guide for the 21st Century
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/008160.html

Nature of Order
”Wholeness (and life) emerges as a result of naturally occurring processes which are based on locii known as centers.”
-- James O. Coplien
http://www.bradapp.com/docs/NoNoO.html

Envisioning the Future
”You begin by talking to people-people in big business, people in small business, people who started businesses and people whose businesses failed. They tell you all sorts of stories and give you enough conflicting advice that you think you would have been better off locking yourself in a room to come up with ideas. You stop for a moment, though, and think back to all of the interactions you have just had. What could you learn from that?”
- James B. Smethurst
http://www.mgtaylor.com/mgtaylor/jotm/spring97/wsr_model2.htm

Collective Intelligence
http://storify.com/TheTransitioner/collective-intelligence

+Michel Bauwens 
”When the sum of all personal intelligences is greater than the sum of its part, because the field has become intelligent.”

+Pierre Levy 
”Collective intelligence and human development are interdependent and the basis of cultural evolution.”

+Jerry Michalski 
”Collective intelligence emerges from our efforts to negotiate personal truths against inconvenient facts:”

Jascha Rohr
”Collective intelligence is the the emergent quality if individual potential unfolds in deep reciprocal relation to others.”

+Jean-François Noubel 
”Collective intelligence is this extraordinary property of social living that emerges when beings collaborates.”

Image:
+Mike Arauz 
http://mikearauz.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/community-centered-collective-action-design-framework/
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Bernd Nurnberger

Shared Purpose  - 
 
"One way that the human species may have evolved to deal with this variability was by nurturing a wide range of children with very different temperaments and abilities. This helped to ensure that someone or other in a new generation would have the skills to cope with the unpredictable and unforeseeable environments that they might face."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-manifesto-against-parenting-1467991745
Caring for children shouldn’t be like carpentry, with a finished product in mind. We should grow our children, like gardeners.
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To nurture nay spirit, be it plant, animal, human or 'other', one must allow the individual's spirit to unfold and discover what it's needs are in order to thrive.There is no "one size fits all".
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Abel Dean

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Charles Murray (co-author of The Bell Curve) wrote a book arguing for a point similar to the one argued by this article, but Murray's argument was underscored by the reality that intelligence variations are mostly genetic. This author of The Atlantic is held back by the blank-slate presumption popular among liberal editorialists and their readers, but the heritability of IQ variations is now among the most well-established facts in the science of psychology. So, not only does this mean that the wealth gap is strengthened by the intelligence gap, but it is also permanent across generations, getting only sharper and wider with time. In my opinion, it means even a new racial division. In evolutionary biology, they would call it "sympatric speciation," where the divisions are not by geography but by mating patterns. I anticipate a future something like "The Time Machine," with a human master species, monopolizing all the desirable genes, and a human slave species, with all the leftover genes.
American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth.
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Remy Fannader

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Contrary to smartphones apps which seem to make for dumber users, bots may prompt intelligent behaviors from humans as well as devices due to their need for concise and unambiguous textual messages.
As illustrated by the recent Mashable “pivot”, meaningful (i.e unbranded) contents appear to be the main casualty of new communication technologies. Hopefully (sic), bots may point to a…
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Viktor Kunovski

General Discussion  - 
 
The most important thing that will move humanity forward, is to break down the boundaries between people and to function as a single intelligence (David Bohm).
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Scott Nelson

► CI of Cities  - 
 
 
I'm supporting this. You should too. 3 days left.
Why a world without imagination puts your future at risk
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From Co-Founder, Graeme: In my view, the values of people in this group reflect a current global megatrend: The gradual move away from the world's dominant 'human operating system', which grew out of the archaic and toxic values of patriarchy. (Just to be clear, patriarchy is not synonymous with 'men’, and the absence of patriarchy does not mean it is replaced by matriarchy.) Trying to change the world without understanding patriarchy is like trying to go to the moon without understanding gravity.

I'm sharing my thoughts on this seismic shift in this new clip: Pozzy to Cozzy (Freeing our Planet from Patriarchy). The aim of the clip is to serve as a discussion starter. Feel free to use it as such.

• Pozzy refers to a P-OS or Pyramid Operating System, which is today’s dominant and dysfunctional way of being, living and working.

• Cozzy stands for a C-OS or Circle Operating System, which is a new, more nurturing way of leading and functioning, one that has been struggling to emerge for some time, but which is now poised to expand exponentially.

Along with the video clip, I’ve been developing a keynote presentation and workshop as part of a communication project exploring what I regard as the most important yet difficult question in the world today: ‘How do we speed up the dismantling of patriarchy?’ My intention is to deliver the Pozzy to Cozzy message to audiences at senior executive level, from organisations exploring issues around leadership, ethical business, sustainability, global trends, organisational change, social justice, diversity and gender equality.

https://youtu.be/Zu9hh4OfRgM

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Remy Fannader

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From Individual Thinking to Social Creativity
Tiered collaboration can be used to harness workers creativity into collective thinking, helping organization to nurture corporate innovation.
Open-plan offices and social networks are often seen as significant factors of collaboration and innovation, breeding and nurturing the creativity of knowledge workers, weaving their ideas into web...
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