Collective Intelligence in Computer-Mediated Collaboration Emerges in Different Contexts and Cultures

  title={Collective Intelligence in Computer-Mediated Collaboration Emerges in Different Contexts and Cultures},
  author={David Engel and Anita Williams Woolley and Ishani Aggarwal and Christopher F. Chabris and Masamichi Takahashi and Keiichi Nemoto and Carolin Kaiser and Young Ji Kim and Thomas W. Malone},
  journal={Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • David Engel, A. Woolley, T. Malone
  • Published 18 April 2015
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Collective intelligence (CI) is a property of groups that emerges from the coordination and collaboration of members and predicts group performance on a wide range of tasks. Previous studies of CI have been conducted with lab-based groups in the USA. We introduce a new standardized online battery to measure CI and demonstrate consistent emergence of a CI factor across three different studies despite broad differences in (a) communication media (face-to-face vs online), (b) group contexts (short… 

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