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Big Mind : How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World.

By: Mulgan, Geoff.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (283 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781400888511.Subject(s): Swarm intelligence | Big data-Social aspects | Information technology-Economic aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Big Mind : How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our WorldDDC classification: 006.3824 LOC classification: Q337.3 .M854 2018Online resources: Click here to view book
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- Introduction Collective Intelligence as a Grand Challenge -- Part I What Is Collective Intelligence? -- 1 The Paradox of a Smart World -- 2 The Nature of Collective Intelligence in Theory and Practice -- Part II Making Sense of Collective Intelligence as Choice -- 3 The Functional Elements of Collective Intelligence -- 4 The Infrastructures That Support Collective Intelligence -- 5 The Organizing Principles of Collective Intelligence -- 6 Learning Loops -- 7 Cognitive Economics and Triggered Hierarchies -- 8 The Autonomy of Intelligence -- 9 The Collective in Collective Intelligence -- 10 Self-Suspicion and Fighting the Enemies of Collective Intelligence -- Part III Collective Intelligence in Everyday Life -- 11 Mind-Enhancing Meetings and Environments -- 12 Problem Solving: How Cities and Governments Think -- 13 Visible and Invisible Hands: Economies and Firms as Collective Intelligence -- 14 The University as Collective Intelligence -- 15 Democratic Assembly -- 16 How Does a Society Think and Create as a System? -- 17 The Rise of Knowledge Commons: It's for Everyone -- Part IV Collective Intelligence as Expanded Possibility -- 18 Collective Wisdom and Progress in Consciousness -- Afterword: The Past and Future of Collective Intelligence as a Discipline -- Summary of the Argument -- Notes -- Index.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- Introduction Collective Intelligence as a Grand Challenge -- Part I What Is Collective Intelligence? -- 1 The Paradox of a Smart World -- 2 The Nature of Collective Intelligence in Theory and Practice -- Part II Making Sense of Collective Intelligence as Choice -- 3 The Functional Elements of Collective Intelligence -- 4 The Infrastructures That Support Collective Intelligence -- 5 The Organizing Principles of Collective Intelligence -- 6 Learning Loops -- 7 Cognitive Economics and Triggered Hierarchies -- 8 The Autonomy of Intelligence -- 9 The Collective in Collective Intelligence -- 10 Self-Suspicion and Fighting the Enemies of Collective Intelligence -- Part III Collective Intelligence in Everyday Life -- 11 Mind-Enhancing Meetings and Environments -- 12 Problem Solving: How Cities and Governments Think -- 13 Visible and Invisible Hands: Economies and Firms as Collective Intelligence -- 14 The University as Collective Intelligence -- 15 Democratic Assembly -- 16 How Does a Society Think and Create as a System? -- 17 The Rise of Knowledge Commons: It's for Everyone -- Part IV Collective Intelligence as Expanded Possibility -- 18 Collective Wisdom and Progress in Consciousness -- Afterword: The Past and Future of Collective Intelligence as a Discipline -- Summary of the Argument -- Notes -- Index.

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CHOICE Review

Mulgan, who leads the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, considers the myriad ways humans and machines cooperate, arguing that their combined forces produce a collective intelligence that exceeds the sum of their parts. He articulates in the introduction, "How do societies, governments or governing systems solve complex problems, or ... how do collective problems find collective solutions?" Organized into 18 concise chapters and a conclusion, Big Mind encompasses a vast subject area, and the author's exploration is both wide-ranging and profound. The three broad sections of the book deal with defining collective intelligence, considering collective intelligence as the best of alternatives, and examining the role of collective intelligence in everyday life. Each chapter contains many thought-provoking insights on both the power of collective intelligence and the potential pitfalls when this integration is poorly managed. This text will appeal to anyone interested in the linking of human and machine intelligence; Mulgan questions how this relationship should be utilized to achieve the greatest possible good. Summing Up: Recommended. All readers. --R. Bharath, emeritus, Northern Michigan University

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Geoff Mulgan is chief executive of Nesta, the UK's National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, and a senior visiting scholar at Harvard University's Ash Center. He was the founder of the think tank Demos and director of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and head of policy under Tony Blair. His books include The Locust and the Bee (Princeton) and Good and Bad Power (Penguin).

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