Collective intelligence


a phenomenon in sociology where a shared or group intelligence emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals

Collective intelligence is also a form of networking enabled by the rise of communications technology, which has enabled interactivity and users generating their own content.
Word Origin

c 1983


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