Over the past decade, the rise of the Internet has enabled the emergence of surprising new forms of collective intelligence. Examples include Google, Wikipedia, Threadless, and many others.
In the attached presentation Socialized Innovation: Tapping into Motorola’s Collective Intelligence Rami Levy, who is a distinguished member of the Technical Staff, Technical Lead and Manager of Motorola Open Source Technologies (MOST) presents the innovative way that Motorola is evaluating the ideas that is collecting.
The Handbook of Collective Intelligence, hosted by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, provides a survey of the field of collective intelligence, summarizing what is known, providing references to sources for further information, and suggesting possibilities for future research.
MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence basic research question is: How can people and computers be connected so that “collectively” they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?
A useful article on Sunday’s edition of the International Herald Tribune explores the ways which corporations use the new idea-sharing networks in order to spur innovation and create successful new products and services. Two types of idea networks are presented: