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Robert Best
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"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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Remy Fannader

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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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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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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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Charlotte Pierce

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I assume the moderators realize (collectively) that there's a lot of sex available among the membership ("click on 2,473 members"). But don't feel bad; I just purged the +Peeragogy Project community, (Peeragogy in Action).
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Right, maybe we can fan out and look for something. I'd be happy to do patrol support once in a while if you want to make me a moderator.
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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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"In this talk, Dr. Richard J. Davidson explores recent scientific research on the neuroscience of positive human qualities and how they can be cultivated through contemplative practice."
14 Apr 2015 - "How can the brain transform through the engagement with purely mental practices that have been derived from the world's great contemplative
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Giorgio Bertini

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WiserWorldWeb.org is an effort to bring together people who are advancing the collective understanding of collective intelligence. It is a space where a wide variety of thinkers can share their thought on collective wisdom, collective learning, organizational learning, swarm intelligence, complex adaptive systems, crowd resources, social change, cultural change, economic development, and related subjects. At the kernel of most of our problems is the problem of how to improve our collective intelligence. As it is, there is much opportunity in the rapidly emerging communications and computing technologies. These forms of collective intelligence all are greatly increasing our capacities to work together to address problems. Fortunately, the emerging tools are being used to understand Collective Intelligence in new ways. Researchers from cognitive science, computer science, sociology, organizational theory, biology, anthropology, political science and other fields are discovering many aspects of the dynamics of collective intelligence. But more can be done to cohere and quicken the diverse discoveries. The more intelligent the community of CI scholars becomes, the more quickly can their insights be applied in address societal problems. So it will be interesting to find out what is the collective wisdom of this diverse group about how to nurture CI as a field of inquiry, as an emerging discipline. WiserWorldWeb will offer a space where researchers can easily continue to share ideas.  And as the site grows, it will become a forum for deliberation for an expanding community of thinkers. WiserWorldWeb.org is a new site, and much remains to be done to realize the possibilities. But it hopes to be one part of the effort to increase humanity’s collective intelligence.
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Robert Best
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Collective Intelligence of Networks
This article's a little techno-biased... but still makes some interesting points about what is possible/becoming possible as we continue to augment ourselves (both the individual and collective) with algorithmic tools that turn the mirror a little and reveal to us some of the patterns in our actions. (Little bits of holopticism / self-awareness)

This is a quote from the article:
"Through collaborative curation, these subject matter networks can generate the collective intelligence necessary to move institutions, and indeed society, forward."

This community of ours, CICW, can be seen as a "subject matter network", but how might we "generate the collective intelligence necessary to move institutions, and indeed society, forward"? (This question seems ironic, given that I am asking "how can we generate collective intelligence"?, the answer to which our subject matter network "should" be well positioned to answer... :P )

In my opinion, there needs to be more going on within a network than just a simple curation of things related to a topic in order for collective intelligence to emerge. For a network to become collectively intelligent, or more so, it would need high levels of interconnectedness and interactions between the parts (people), some sort of catalyst for collective learning, and for this learning to be cumulative over time (which may require the learnings to be externalized into artefacts for reflexivity).... Though, the emergence/generation of collective intelligence is an ambiguous thing to describe. How much CI is enough CI to be called CI? Is it technically there the moment the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts? Is this the collective intelligence we are typically referring to here?
The learning revolution will not be delivered through formal courses or assessed through traditional evaluations. Rather, it will emerge from the “semantic web”: the web of meaning implicit in the language and logic of our digital lives.
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Robert Best
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A Social Network for Ideas
By +Bruce Smith 

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The goal is to increase the effectiveness of group discussions of all sizes, by helping participants keep things organized for themselves and each other, and see how everything fits together, as if they were “seeing into a global brain” that they can all contribute to. The hope (justified below) is that this could augment current large-group decision processes so that the outcome can be more intelligent when more people are involved.
 
My first blog post is about software for collaborating on complex problems by visualizing the semantic network of a "global brain" -- a graph of everyone's ideas and reasoning involved in the discussion.
This post proposes a new kind of software tool and social network protocol for people who want to engage others in constructive discussions about complex problems...
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The author of this post, +Bruce Smith , has created a community for those who want to play with this idea together here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106968774922164714591
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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

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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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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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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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Robert Best
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Government operating systems and government as Collective Intelligence
By +Geoff Mulgan 

H/T to those who lead me to this by sharing it on twitter:
+Pierre Lévy +Jean Lievens +Jock McClellan +noos quest 
Today’s continuing revolutions in digital technologies are constantly changing the options for how government can be organised, with new tools ranging from sensors and machine learning, to predictive algorithms and crowdsourcing platforms.
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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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"In depth analysis of plants since the turn of the (new) millennium is finding that their brain capacity is much larger than Darwin supposed, that their neural systems are highly developed—in many instances as much as that of humans, and that they make and utilize neurotransmitters identical to our own. It is beginning to seem that they are highly intelligent—­perhaps as much or even more so than humans in some instances."
Plant Intelligence. The deep intelligence possessed by plants has been explored by many people of note. But their findings have usually been dismissed.
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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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"Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge. “Native healers, medicine people and elders have always known this and it is common knowledge in Native oral traditions,” according to LeManuel “Lee” Bitsoi, Navajo, PhD Research Associate in Genetics at Harvard University.

“Many present-day health disparities can be traced back through epigenetics to a “colonial health deficit,” the result of colonization and its aftermath.”
Trauma is big news these days. The next breakthrough will be how trauma affects our offspring. But what about the science of epigenetics?
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Extremely interesting.
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Giorgio Bertini

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How can technology that we are able to build with today’s tools help us to solve the big problems of individuals, organizations, and the world at large? More specifically: How can we use the internet in the best way to improve our collective problem-solving capabilities? Questions like these don’t seem to be asked very often, perhaps because people usually focus on specific problems, rather than general problem-solving in its own right.
Today, a vast plethora of different websites, online platforms, and apps exists. Currently, the web is dominated by what can be called web 2.0 platforms, which facilitate social interactions and collaborative co-creation. Can these platforms help us to use some kind of global Collective Intelligence (CI) that is actually good at solving difficult problems? The answer is probably yes. Nevertheless, there doesn’t seem to be one single absolutely prominent platform that is really dedicated to solving serious real-world problems by using CI. Again, this may come from people not seeing themselves as problem-solvers, or not associating the internet with solving big problems – as opposed to solving “minor” problems like boredom.
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Remy Fannader

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The convergence of information and knowledge management systems can be seen through the opposite perspectives of genetics or cybernetics.
Separation of Concerns From a knowledge perspective, systems usually distinguish between business concerns (what it's about), software engineering (what is required), and operations (how to use it)...
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