Collective intelligence is a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals. It appears in a wide variety of forms of consensus decision making in bacteria, animals, humans, and computer networks.
Collective intelligence can be encouraged to overcome ‘groupthink’ and individual cognitive bias in order to allow a collective to cooperate on one process—while achieving enhanced intellectual or creative performances.
Web 2.0 has enabled interactivity and thus, users are able to generate their own content. Collective Intelligence draws on this to enhance the social pool of existing knowledge and form a Symbiotic Intelligence in the cloud.
Symbiotic Cloud Intelligence (2010) is not merely a quantitative contribution of information from all cultures, it is also qualitative.