The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence explores how people and computers can be connected so that
they act more intelligently than any person, group, or computer has ever done before.

Life Sciences Supermind

In the spring off 2021, the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative, and MilliporeSigma—the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany—brought together a group of leaders in the biosciences and related disciplines, using an online platform and synchronous virtual events, to gain insights into key challenges the life sciences sector will face in coming years. The result will be brief reports on key topics addressed in the online exercise and a series of virtual Catalyst Conversations that delve into those topics in depth.

Research Brief: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most important technologies in the world today. But how will this technology affect work in the future? 

Meet Minglr

Even though many people have found today’s commonly used videoconferencing systems very useful, these systems do not provide support for one of the most important aspects of in-person meetings: the ad hoc, private conversations that happen before, after, and during the breaks of scheduled events—the proverbial hallway conversations. Minglr is an experimental software system developed to explore ways of supporting ad hoc, private videoconferences. 

"Any Boss Who Thinks Employees Will Return To Offices Is Dreaming"

A few companies will insist on a return to the workplace — to their detriment, says Thomas W. Malone in Washington Post article

Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together

From the founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence comes a fascinating new book about the intelligence exhibited by groups of people and computers working together.


Our world is filled with complex systems of people and machines that we humans have designed: from companies and governments to economies and societies. And as technologies and human desires change, the configurations of these systems often need to change, too. Supermind Design is an approach that emphasizes generating innovative new possibilities for how to configure these systems.

Supermind Design for Responding to Covid

The Supermind Design methodology is an approach to generating innovative ideas for how to organize groups of people (and often machines) in business, government, and many other contexts. This paper describes how students in an MIT class used the methodology to focus on problems created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Measuring Collective Intelligence

Our continuing work is investigating the factors that affect the collective intelligence of a group, such as its size, the electronic collaboration tools it uses, and the gender mix of its members.

Collective Intelligence Design Lab

MIT’s Collective Intelligence Design Lab (CIDL) helps groups design innovative new kinds of collectively intelligent systems (superminds) to solve important problems.

Takeda Superminds Program

The Takeda Superminds Fellows Program aimed to radically rethink the current solutions provided to depression patients in Japan. Takeda’s Center for Scientific Leadership & Innovation (CSLI) worked together with the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (MIT CCI) to approach the issue by designing a new solution around collectively intelligent systems.