Building Global Societies on Collective Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities

6 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2021 Last revised: 26 Nov 2021

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Shweta Suran

Tallinn University of Technology

Vishwajeet Pattanaik

Tallinn University of Technology

Ralf Kurvers

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Carina Antonia Hallin

IT University of Copenhagen

Anna De Liddo

Knowledge Media Institute, The Open Univerisity

Robert Krimmer

Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) - Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance

Dirk Draheim

Tallinn University of Technology

Date Written: September 23, 2021

Abstract

Digital disruptions caused by use of technologies like social media arguably present a formidable challenge to democratic values and in-turn to Collective Intelligence (CI or “wisdom-of-crowd”), which the former is an emblem of. These challenges such as misinformation, partisan bias, polarization, and rising mistrust in institutions (incl. mainstream media), present a new threat to collectives both online and offline—amplifying the risk of turning “wise” crowds “mad”, and rendering their actions counterproductive. Considering the increasingly important role crowds play in solving today’s socio-political, technological, and economical issues, and in shaping our future, we identify time-critical challenges and potential solutions that require urgent attention, if future CI systems are to sustain their indispensable role as global deliberation instruments.

Keywords: Collective Intelligence, Citizen Science, Democracy, Digital Disruptions, Emerging Research, Information Systems

Suggested Citation

Suran, Shweta and Pattanaik, Vishwajeet and Kurvers, Ralf and Antonia Hallin, Carina and De Liddo, Anna and Krimmer, Robert and Draheim, Dirk, Building Global Societies on Collective Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities (September 23, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3963195 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3963195

Shweta Suran (Contact Author)

Tallinn University of Technology ( email )

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Vishwajeet Pattanaik

Tallinn University of Technology ( email )

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Estonia

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Ralf Kurvers

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Human Development ( email )

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Germany

Carina Antonia Hallin

IT University of Copenhagen ( email )

Denmark
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Anna De Liddo

Knowledge Media Institute, The Open Univerisity ( email )

Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
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HOME PAGE: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/anna-de-liddo

Robert Krimmer

Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) - Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance ( email )

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Social Science Building (SOC), 4th floor
Tallinn, 12618
Estonia

HOME PAGE: http://www.robert.krimmer.ee

Dirk Draheim

Tallinn University of Technology ( email )

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Tallinn, 12618
Estonia
+37258846997 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://taltech.ee/en/dirk-draheim

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