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

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.

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.

CCI’s Climate CoLab reaches over 100k members

In the Climate CoLab, you can work together with people all over the world to create proposals for what to do about climate change.

Futures CoLab

Where hundreds of people collaborate online to develop scenarios about future risks.

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.


We conduct research on how people and computers can work together more intelligently, and on the underlying scientific questions that help make this possible.


This first-of-its-kind effort draws on the strengths of many diverse organizations across MIT, researching how new technologies are changing the ways people work together.


Our partners participate in research activities and receive expedited access to findings through interaction with faculty, attendance at conferences, and a chance to see early versions of publications.


Led by Prof. Thomas Malone, the center is comprised of faculty, research scientists, students, and administrators both at MIT as well as with affiliated institutions.

Thomas Malone

Director; Patrick J. McGovern Professor of Management

Kathleen Kennedy

Executive Director

Robert Laubacher

Associate Director, Research Scientist

Peter Gloor

Research Scientist