To Tackle the World's Biggest Challenges, We Need This

We speak with Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta, on the opening of the new Centre for Collective Intelligence Design.

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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