How can Collective Intelligence be augmented through emerging technologies to identify problems or solutions, mobilise citizens, and solve the kinds of social challenges that individuals or technology alone cannot?
Collective intelligence behavior is a network phenomenon. A smart community outperforms any of its members; this is the result of people working together, improving on each other’s work. So, we use new community building and community management practices as well as graph theory, combined with ethnography, to access the wisdom of the crowd. You can think of it as a human-centered alternative to artificial intelligence.
In this course you will learn to use a new tool for collective intelligence. Graphryder is a dashboard tool that allows us to analyze the conversations that are happening in a group, small or large, through a reading of the ethnographic data. Graphryder is based on innovative academic research which has led to publication in scientific journals.
Human intelligence has always been collective. In principle, when the internet becomes ubiquitous we could connect people and foster debate at an unprecedented scale and, as a result, collective intelligence will increase. But after 30 years of experimentation, most people still feel they are not, and never will be, part of a collective intelligence process.
In Edgeryders we solve this problem by putting together Online Ethnography and Social Network Analysis and creating an object that we call the Semantic Social Network. You can unlock the power of the semantic social network with Graphryder, a new tool developed by Ethnographers in collaboration with Edgeryders.
Your guide on this journey will be Alberto Cottica, Head of research at Edgeryders. Dr. Cottica is an economist and network scientist, now entrepreneuring at Edgeryders. He is an expert in online collaboration, collective intelligence, and participatory, networked organization and has worked with governments and IGOs in various capacities including civic hacking with Wikitalia and Spaghetti Open Data.