Using Collective Intelligence in the fight against crime (I)

Collective Intelligence can be used in many areas in different ways: analyzing or generating new information, solving problems, etc. Also in the fight against crime Collective Intelligence and crowdsourcing can be a valuable resource. Sigue leyendo

Making the same mistakes (1 of 2)

In situations where innocent victims appear, collective intelligence arises in a much more spontaneous way and without the need for rewards. However, and more in some of these events, we must beware of the consequences of this collective intelligence. Sigue leyendo

Using crowdsourcing to teach machines?

Moral dilemmas are situations in which there is no “good choice”: any decision you take will imply a damage for someone (that’s the dilemma). To get a generalized view of how the crowd believes that an autonomous car should behave, the MIT created the crowdsourcing initiative “Moral Machine”. Sigue leyendo

New crowdsourcing types?

Not only crowdfunding evolves, but also crowdsourcing in general. There are authors who affirm that there are 3 types of different crowdsourcing: direct, collaborative and passive. In this post I briefly outline what I believe has been the evolution of crowdsourcing (at conceptual level) and analyze each of the types proposed by these authors, giving my opinion about it. Sigue leyendo

When the crowd trolls

In many cases, crowdsourcing initiatives don’t work as it should. But it’s not the promoter’s fault nor because the circumstances. Sometimes it’s just that the crowd (or an important part of it) decides not to help but boycotting the initiatives with the most crazy results. Sigue leyendo

Crowdfunding continues evolving

The evolution of crowdsourcing is unstoppable. Once has become popular in some sector, continues to advance to another. In the case of crowdfunding, this evolution, because their use is increasingly widespread, is faster. In this case I analyze a type of crowdfunding that, although popular and common in the US, is relatively new in Spain. Sigue leyendo