Quantifying collective intelligence in human groups

  title={Quantifying collective intelligence in human groups},
  author={Christoph Riedl and Young Ji Kim and Pranav Gupta and Thomas W. Malone and Anita Williams Woolley},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
Significance Collective intelligence (CI) is critical to solving many scientific, business, and other problems. We find strong support for a general factor of CI using meta-analytic methods in a dataset comprising 22 studies, including 5,279 individuals in 1,356 groups. CI can predict performance in a range of out-of-sample criterion tasks. CI, in turn, is most strongly predicted by group collaboration process, followed by individual skill and group composition. The proportion of women in a… 

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