By Thomas w. Malone
The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together
Superminds articulates a bold — and utterly fascinating — picture of the future that will change the ways you work and live.
If you’re like most people, you probably believe that humans are the most intelligent animals on our planet. But there’s another kind of entity that can be far smarter: groups of people. In this groundbreaking book, Thomas Malone, the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, shows how groups of people working together in superminds — like hierarchies, markets, democracies, and communities — have been responsible for almost all human achievements in business, government, science, and beyond. And these collectively intelligent human groups are about to get much smarter.
Using dozens of striking examples and case studies, Malone shows how computers can help create more intelligent superminds not just with artificial intelligence, but perhaps even more importantly with hyperconnectivity: connecting humans to one another at massive scales and in rich new ways. Together, these changes will have far-reaching implications for everything from the way we buy groceries and plan business strategies to how we respond to climate change, and even for democracy itself. By understanding how these collectively intelligent groups work, we can learn how to harness their genius to achieve our human goals.
“The benefit of working groups,” Interview with Thomas Malone about ‘Superminds’. The Morning Show, Global, June 19, 2018.
The Economist, Why collaborative thinking beats individual smarts. June 18, 2018
The Globe and Mail,
The Wall Street Journal, Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of Humans and Machines. June 8, 2018
Bloomberg, Who Among Us Can Read a Sextant? June 1, 2018
MIT Sloan Management Review, How Human-Computer ‘Superminds’ are Redefining the Future of Work. May 21, 2018.
MIT Sloan Newsroom, In ‘Superminds,’ an Argument for Calm About Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Jobs. May 15, 2018
Superminds Book Launch
May 21, 2018 · 12 – 1 PM
MIT Sloan, E62-276 • Cambridge, MA
Watch Thomas W. Malone, Joi Ito, Patrick Winston, and Kathleen Kennedy engage in an exciting discussion around the power of superminds.
Author: Thomas Malone, Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management; Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence; MIT Sloan School of Management
Panelist: Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab; Professor of Practice in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT
Panelist: Patrick Winston, Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Moderator: Kathleen Kennedy, Director, Special Projects, MIT