Collective Intelligence 2014

4-21-2014 8-28-19 AM

 Collective Intelligence 2014
MIT, Cambridge, MA
June 10-12, 2014


This interdisciplinary conference seeks to bring together researchers from a variety of fields relevant to understanding and designing collective intelligence of many types.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • human computation
  • social computing
  • crowdsourcing
  • wisdom of crowds (e.g., prediction markets)
  • group memory and extended cognition
  • collective decision making and problem-solving
  • participatory and deliberative democracy
  • animal collective behavior
  • organizational design
  • public policy design (e.g., regulatory reform)
  • ethics of collective intelligence (e.g., “digital sweatshops”)
  • computational models of group search and optimization
  • emergence and evolution of intelligence
  • new technologies for making groups smarter


The conference will consist of Invited talks from prominent researchers in different areas related to collective intelligence including:

  • Linda Argote, Organizational Behavior and Theory @ Carnegie Mellon
  • Emily Falk, Communications @ University of Pennsylvania
  • Henry Farrell, Political Science and International Affairs @ George Washington
  • David Gibson, Sociology @ Notre Dame
  • Niki Kittur, Human Computer Interaction Institute @ Carnegie Mellon
  • Jens Krause, Biology and Ecology of Fish @ Humboldt University Berlin
  • Karim Lakhani, Business Administration @ Harvard
  • Helene Landemore, Political Science @ Yale
  • Naomi Leonard, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering @ Princeton
  • Jason Matheny, Open Source Indicators Program
  • David Mendonca, Industrial and Systems Engineering @ RPI
  • Barbara Mellers, Psychology @ University of Pennsylvania
  • Radhika Nagpal, Computer Science @ Harvard
  • Beth Noveck, Wagner School of Public Service @ NYU, Founder & Director of the Governance Lab
  • Van Parunak, Chief Scientist @ Soar Technology
  • Stephen Pratt, School of Life Sciences @ Arizona State
  • Betsy Sparrow, Psychology @ Columbia
  • Kate Starbird, Human Centered Design & Engineering @ University of Washington
  • Lyle Ungar, Computer & Information Science @ University of Pennsylvania
  • Luis von Ahn, Computer Science @ Carnegie Mellon, Founder of reCAPTCHA & duolingo



Collective Intelligence 2014
MIT, Cambridge, MA
June 10-12, 2014

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