To Tackle the World's Biggest Challenges, We Need This
Why It Matters
The world is about to experience a massive rewiring of the human-data-machine relationship. Collective intelligence, a new fast-growing field, can contribute to recasting knowledge access and mobilization for change.
It’s no secret the world has big, sticky, hairy, “wicked” problems. Let’s take an obvious one: clean air in urban environments — an issue that is both individual and collective in scope. Clean air is also an issue of significance as Canada. As an example, carbon pollution from heavy-duty vehicles has almost tripled since 1990.
In order to tackle issues such as clean air meaningfully, Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of Nesta, UK’s Innovation Foundation, has a practical approach for action detailed in his new book Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our Wor
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