Category Archives: Definitions

Forms of Collective Intelligence

There are many forms, manifestation of CI, and correspondingly, many “tribes” of its practitioners. This is an abbreviated overview. A more detailed inventory by Tom Atlee can be found here. a. Dialogic CI — A diverse group of participants suspend their … Continue reading

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A local-to-global definition of CI

Collective intelligence as “the property of systems whereby the collective behaviors of entities interacting locally with their environment cause coherent functional global patterns to emerge.”
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Another definition of CI. What difference it makes?

Another definition of CI. What difference it makes?
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Defining “Collective Intelligence”

DEFINING “COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE”
“Collective intelligence” is a richly diverse domain of study and practice. Having an inclusive definition may help diverse practitioners work and explore together. One such definition might be simply:
Collective intelligence is the INTELLIGENCE of a COLLECTIVE,
which arises from one or more SOURCES.
Expanding on each of the highlighted terms in the definition allows us to paint an inclusive picture of the whole domain. (In my blog entry, I do that, and then add 17 definitions of CI found on the web.)
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What is CI? – a community approach to define it

There are as many definitions of CI as different kinds of discipline-oriented or mission-oriented communities practicing it. I imagine that CI for the intelligence community, or marketers using it for predicting consumer trends, has a meaning quite different from what I suggested, in an evolutionary perspective, to use by a potential community of evolutionary agents.
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“Using Co-Intelligence to Create a World That Works for All”

In February, I wrote about Tom Atlee, pioneer of “co-intelligence”, whom I have the honor to call a friend. Tom talks about the following 5 dimensions of co-intelligence: multi-modal intelligence, collaborative intelligence, wisdom, collective intelligence and universal intelligence. His definitions … Continue reading

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Explaining collective intelligence to non-specialists

Here is below how I explain to non-specialists what is collective intelligence and why it deserves to become a science.

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