What is collective intelligence?

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Defining Intelligence: (from Merriam-Webster Online, [1])

  • The ability to learn or understand
  • To deal with new or trying situations
  • The skilled use of reason
  • The ability to apply knowledge to adapt to one's environment

Defining Collective Intelligence:

  • Group(s) of individuals doing things collectively that seem intelligent
  • Groups addressing new or trying situations
  • Groups applying knowledge to adapt to a changing environment
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