Geoff Mulgan explores how collective intelligence has to be consciously organized and orchestrated in order to harness its powers. He looks at recent experiments mobilizing millions of people to solve problems, and at groundbreaking technology like Google Maps and Dove satellites. He also considers why organizations full of smart people and machines can make foolish mistakes - from investment banks losing billions to intelligence agencies misjudging geopolitical events - and shows how to avoid them.
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By Philomath on 23-12-17
The world of collective intelligence
Collective intelligence is shown by the author to come in many forms. The basic definition being intelligence gathered through the accumulation of many agents without necessarily any single leader.
The book is quite intricate in its dissection of the term. It also shows that it does not always work well and In some cases it fails miserably.
The interesting part of the book comes at the end when he starts talking about the intersection of modern connectivity with the input of the many, wisdom of the crowd and the future of decision making through ideas assembled by the many, and the potential political evolution with such collective power.
All in all a pretty good book, although I would have liked more exotic predictions of collective intelligence in light of the tremendous technological progress and prospects of the near future.
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By innovate risk on 05-12-17
Brilliant and mind expanding
This is not a review where I will describe key themes or concepts, as I cannot do this book justice with my written words.
Throughly enjoyed the intellectual journey and explanations that fill this book.
This is a book for anyone wanting to explore the concepts of collective intelligence in the digital era.
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