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Module 1 Class 5
What is Collective Intelligence?
& can we design for increasing it?
Possibly the most crucial issue of our times of change: if we don't manage to work together, we will not achieve a more rational society. (Or the other way round ...)
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it was recorded with Tom Atlee,
Psychologists have repeatedly shown that a single statistical factor—often called “general intelligence”—emerges from the correlations among people’s performance on a wide variety of cognitive tasks.
But no one has systematically examined whether a similar kind of “collective intelligence” exists for groups of people.
In two studies with 699 people, working in groups of two to five, we find converging evidence of a general collective intelligence factor that explains a group’s performance on a wide variety of tasks.
This “c factor” is not strongly correlated with the average or maximum individual intelligence of group members but is correlated with
And each of these is addressed by designing for Inclusion in groups. See Inclusion and Collective Intelligence article.
24 volunteers came together for one year to design an architecture for a World Brain and a Global Game.