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Distributed Intelligence

Distributed intelligence is anchored in the basic assumption that the human mind cannot reach its potential unless it is immersed and embedded in a distributed communication network (with other humans and with artifacts) supported by socio-technical environments.

This paper of Gerhard Fischer argues about inventing and creating good visualisation as an important tool for numerous intellectual activities related to distributed intelligence: thinking, working, learning, and collaboration, such as:

  • Focusing on Intelligence Augmentation (IA) rather than on Artificial Intelligence (AI) by empowering human beings rather than replacing them;
  • Exploiting the power of the human visual system by creating task- and user specific visualisation;
  • Providing support not only to individuals but to groups and communities, and thereby exploiting the power of social creativity based on informed participation.

Source: University of Colorado, Center for LifeLong Learning and Design (L3D)

Download the paper: distributed-intelligence