The Swarm Goes 7 for 9 in Vegas

The Swarm Goes 7 for 9 in Vegas

Last week, a group of football fans got together online to talk about the NFL and make predictions about Week 15.  What makes this newsworthy is how they connected, for it allowed them to tap their collective intelligence and make predictions that pummeled…
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Swarm Intelligence Chooses Star Wars over Star Trek

Swarm Intelligence Chooses Star Wars over Star Trek

Last Friday night a remarkable thing happened. Groups of perfect strangers converged on an experimental new website and did something strangers almost never do - they quickly reached consensus on hundreds of questions ranging from the usefulness of mayonnaise to the meaning of life.  They…
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Chat with a Different Kind of Artificial Intelligence

Chat with a Different Kind of Artificial Intelligence

Alan Turing's famous "Turing Test" aims to answer the question "How will we know if a machine is truly intelligent?" His elegant solution is based on a personal interview: if the interviewer can't tell if it's a man or machine, then the machine must have human level intelligence. That's a…
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Largest HUMAN SWARM Ever Assembled

Largest HUMAN SWARM Ever Assembled

This has been a big week for Unanimous AI, the makers of UNU, a breakthrough technology that allows groups of networked users, connecting from all around the globe, to think together in real-time, leveraging the same type of swarm intelligence that works so powerfully in nature.…
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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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