MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (http://cci.mit.edu) is focused on answering the question: How can people and computers be connected so that--collectively--they act more intelligently than any person, group, or computer has ever done before? The Center includes faculty from around MIT, including CSAIL, Media Lab, and Sloan.

We expect to have opportunities for summer jobs, MEng, UROP, or other student work on a variety of projects, including: (a) creating “radically open” computer simulation environments in which thousands of people can collectively help figure out what to do about global climate change (see http://cci.mit.edu/research/climate.html), (b) using tools like Amazon Mechanical Turk to create a hybrid human/computer system to find and classify interesting examples of collective intelligence, (c) developing on-line games and other environments to measure and improve the collective intelligence of groups of people (see http://cci.mit.edu/research/measuring.html), and (d) combining human and machine intelligence in flexible new ways to make accurate predictions about future events such as product sales, political events, and outcomes of medical treatments (see http://cci.mit.edu/research/prediction.html).

Contact: Prof. Thomas Malone (malone@mit.edu) or Prof. Peter Szolovits (psz@mit.edu).