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From Human Computation to the Global Brain: The Self-Organization of Distributed Intelligence

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Abstract

The present chapter wishes to investigate the wider context of human computation, viewing it as merely one approach within the broad domain of distributed human-computer symbiosis. The multifarious developments in the “social” Internet have shown the great potential of large-scale collaborative systems that involve both people and the various information and communication technologies (ICT) that process, store and distribute data. Here, I wish to explore this development in the broadest sense, as the self-organization of a distributed intelligence system at the planetary level—a phenomenon that has been called the “global brain”.

Keywords

Collective Intelligence Global Brain Multifarious Development Present Chapter Challenge Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Global Brain InstituteVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselItaly

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