Computers and Collective Intelligence

David Allen Grier
Professor/President IEEE
Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:00
For over four decades we have studied computer-human interaction but we have finally reached the point where we need to understand computer-social interaction, the interaction between computing systems and structured social organizations. We are already seeing applications of such interaction in crowdsourcing and open innovation. The work of Levy, Murnane, Malone, Bernstein and even Herb Simon that points
towards a set of interesting and demanding problems that will reshape many aspects of computer science. This talk will begin with the work of Simon and suggest the state of computer-social interaction, how we are thinking about including collective intelligence in computing systems and what the future portends.