Collective Intelligence 2012: April 18-20
Collective intelligence has existed at least as long as humans have, because families, armies, countries, and companies have all--at least sometimes--acted collectively in ways that seem intelligent. But in the last decade or so a new kind of collective intelligence has emerged: groups of people and computers, connected by the Internet, collectively doing intelligent things. For example, Google technology harvests knowledge generated by millions of people creating and linking web pages and then uses this knowledge to answer queries in ways that often seem amazingly intelligent. Or in Wikipedia, thousands of people around the world have collectively created a very large and high quality intellectual product with almost no centralized control, and almost all as volunteers!
These early examples of Internet-enabled collective intelligence are not the end of the story but just the beginning. And in order to understand the possibilities and constraints of these new kinds of intelligence, we need a new interdisciplinary field. Forming such a field is one of the goals of this conference.
We seek papers about behavior that is both collective and intelligent. By collective, we mean groups of individual actors, including, for example, people, computational agents, and organizations. By intelligent, we mean that the collective behavior of the group exhibits characteristics such as, for example, perception, learning, judgment, or problem solving.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
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The conference will consist of:
Robert Goldstone (Indiana University)
Deborah Gordon (Stanford University)
Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research)
Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania)
Andrew Lo (MIT)
Paul Resnick (University of Michigan)
Duncan Watts (Yahoo! Research)
Local Arrangements Chairs
Cynthia Rudin (MIT)
Seyda Ertekin (MIT)
Michael Bernstein (MIT)
Panagiotis Ipeirotis (NYU)