The Ballot-Box

  title={The Ballot-Box},
  author={Francis Galton},
I INFERRED that many non-experts were among the competitors, (1) because they were too numerous (about 800) to be mostly experts; (2) because of the abnormally wide vagaries of judgment at either end of the scale; (3) because of the prevalence of a sporting instinct, such as leads persons who know little about horses to bet on races. But I have no facts whereby to test the truth of my inference. It would be of service in future competitions if a line headed “Occupation” were inserted in the… CONTINUE READING
23 Citations
How social influence can undermine the wisdom of crowd effect
  • 649
  • PDF
Importance in Systems with interval Decisions
  • S. Kurz
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Adv. Complex Syst.
  • 2018
  • 6
  • PDF
Social Influence Makes Self-Interested Crowds Smarter: An Optimal Control Perspective
  • 9
  • PDF