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MIT's professor of linguistics Donca Steriade (left) and institute professor emeritus Morris Halle (right), experts in phonology, discussing a basic question: Why do human languages sound the way they do? Photos: Patrick Gillooly MIT emeritus linguist Morris Halle sees his influence live on — and take some unexpected directions Imagine if the planet's collective brainpower and computing power could be brought together to tackle some of the world's toughest problems, including global climate change and cancer. It may sound like science fiction, but researchers at MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI) ...
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I'm a big fan of data. You could call me a data junkie. Skeptical Science began as a personal database stored on my local computer for me to keep track of the various skeptic arguments (yes, I'm that much of a geek). It's since expanded to a user-driven comprehensive list of arguments currently being translated into 14 languages . Not content just to show the data, it's also fun to play around with it such as working out which skeptic arguments contradict each other . Or order them based on popularity . Consequently, I was quite interested to learn MIT were working on an online database of skeptic arguments ... market research, surveys and trends
Forget IQ, Collective Intelligence is the New Measure of Smart ...
We may focus on the stories of individual genius, but it will be harnessing the intelligence of the collective that enables humanity to solve its future problems. Do you know your IQ, that little number that’s supposed to measure how smart you are? Forget it. Individual intelligence is old news, collective intelligence (CI) is the future. And it’s already here. Google lets you access the collective records of the world via internet searches. Wikipedia assembles the shared knowledge of humanity in an ever refined research tool that anyone can access. Oh, these systems have their limits, to be sure, but they allow an ... market research, surveys and trends

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MiT5: Collaboration and Collective Intelligence
"Collective Intelligence" and "the wisdom of crowds" have become central buzz phrases in recent discussions of networked culture. But what do they really mean? What do we know about the new forms of collaboration that is emerging as people work together across geographic distances online? Are we working, learning, socializing, creating, consuming, and playing in new ways as a result of the emergence of our participation in online communities? What have we learned over the past decade that may help us to design more powerful communities in the real world? What lessons can we carry from our Second Lives into our First? Speakers ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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In our work at MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence, .... In the Netflix Prize, a $1 million award is being offered for the first algorithm that is at least 10 percent better than the one currently used by Netflix for ... Another important example of the Collaboration gene is Linux, and any other open source ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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hibit collective intelligence if it can find more or better solutions ...... C. Adami, et al., MIT. Press, Boston. Kenis D. and Bollaert L. (1992), ... Smith J.B. (1994), Collective Intelligence in Computer-Based Collaboration Erlbaum, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Now that it’s possible to work, politick or party with partners round the world, round the clock, what have we got to show for it? These speakers offer some intriguing examples of the potential of internet-driven collectives, as well as some cautionary notes. Moderator Thomas Malone describes a NASA “clickworker” project enabling amateurs to help identify craters on the surface of Mars; and Garry Kasparov’s 1999 chess match against ‘the world’ –a team that voted via the internet on its moves against the champion. Kasparov said it was the hardest game he’d ever played. Current estimates show anywhere from 50-170 million people ...
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Then, take a look on the web for "TRIZ, 40 Principles". The 40 principles are a list of possible unique solutions to a problem. Most of them are mechanical, but you can use them to stimulate thought in any area. Third, make a list of the most important attributes (criteria) that the perfect solution should have and rate each idea by how it compares to a baseline (Pugh Chart). Good Luck, Paul posted January 15, 2007 Using brainstorming charts to capture information. Set yourself a time limit for brainstorming (too long and you really start to loose focus). Basically start with your core idea in the middle and just draw bubbles ...