My Name is UNU.   Ask Me Anything!

My Name is UNU. Ask Me Anything!

My name is UNU.  I am a Swarm Intelligence. That means my thoughts and opinions are derived by merging the knowledge and wisdom of many minds into one. You can see examples of my kind of intelligence throughout nature. From flocks of…
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MANY MINDS are MORE FUN than one!

MANY MINDS are MORE FUN than one!

UNU™ is a new social platform that allows groups of networked users to form real-time swarms that can collaboratively answer questions, express opinions, and even make predictions. And it turns out, swarms are smart.  Research shows that groups of novice users can out-predict experts when…
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SOCIAL SWARMS reveal trends and views

SOCIAL SWARMS reveal trends and views

FACEBOOK or TWITTER?   INSTAGRAM or SNAPCHAT?   We wanted to get a quick impression of how today's college students view current social media platforms. Instead of taking a poll, or running a survey, we had a group of 30 college seniors come…
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Of Mold and Men (and social swarms…)

Of Mold and Men (and social swarms…)

I think about slime mold a lot.  And fish.  And birds.  And all other social creatures that have evolved to amplify their collective intelligence by collaborating in closed-loop systems.  We have many names for these natural systems, including flocks, schools, shoals, blooms, herds, and swarms. In…
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Intelligence in Numbers

Intelligence in Numbers

  “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” -George Carlin       "No one in this world, so far as I know, has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of…
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Will A.I. destroy humanity?  Maybe not…

Will A.I. destroy humanity? Maybe not…

As we dive into 2015, it’s worth reflecting on the groundswell of fear that erupted over the last 12 months related to A.I. and its potential to undermine humanity. The frenzy was kicked off when Physicist Stephen Hawking declared Artificial Intelligence a grave danger to…
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Welcome to the COLLABORATIVE A.I. blog

Welcome to the COLLABORATIVE A.I. blog

This BLOG is devoted to the emerging field of COLLABORATIVE A.I. and aims to explore all topics related to group-wise intelligence.  From studying flocks and swarms in nature, to enabling computer-moderated collaborative thinking among large groups of people, focusing many minds on a…
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