EAGxVirtual Unconference (Saturday, June 20th 2020)

For a little more information you can read about an experiment I'm trying to conduct to validate that GCI has the potential to significantly increase the effectiveness of altruism https://forum.effectivealtruism.org/posts/cc8WN9LFz8pATRMYz/how-to-launch-an-experiment-in-the-effective-altruism

For still more information you can watch a 5 minute video of one particular potential application of GCI in another field: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJalaQJCkts

For yet further information, you can read a published paper summarizing the topic:

The Relationship Between Collective Intelligence and One Model of General Collective Intelligence, Andy E. Williams, Computational Collective Intelligence, 11th International Conference, ICCCI 2019, Hendaye, France, September 4–6, 2019, Proceedings, Part II, Pages 589-600

Or you can read the pre-print (working draft) of another paper that provides a lot more detail:

Williams, A. E. (2020, April 30). A Model for General Collective Intelligence. https://doi.org/10.31730/osf.io/6u984

EAGxVirtual Unconference (Saturday, June 20th 2020)

Using General Collective Intelligence to Break through the Barriers to Global Transformation

I'd like to give a presentation on General Collective Intelligence or GCI, which is a decision-making system that combines groups into a single collective intelligence with vastly greater general problem-solving ability than any individual in the group. In this presentation I'd like to talk about why GCI might be critical to achieving virtually every group challenge when the group is big enough, potentially including all the global outcomes targeted by every individual at the EAGxVirtual conference. And why because of hidden bugs in our decision-making processes, without GCI we not have the ability to actually see the real problem or understand the real solutions to global challenges, and end up solving the wrong problem with the wrong solution. I'll also explore why, because of these and many other reasons, GCI is potentially one of the most important initiatives today.