Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups

  title={Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups},
  author={Anita Williams Woolley and Christopher F. Chabris and Alex 'Sandy' Pentland and Nada Hashmi and Thomas W. Malone},
  pages={686 - 688}
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