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Solving Wicked Social Problems with Socio-computational Systems

Published on Feb 1, 2013in Künstliche Intelligenz
· DOI :10.1007/s13218-012-0231-2
Joshua Introne7
Estimated H-index: 7
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Robert Laubacher12
Estimated H-index: 12
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
+ 1 AuthorsThomas W. Malone55
Estimated H-index: 55
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Abstract
Global climate change is one of the most challenging problems humanity has ever faced. Fortunately, a new way of solving large, complex problems has become possible in just the last decade or so. Examples like Wikipedia and Linux illustrate how the work of thousands of people can be combined in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ago. Inspired by systems like these, we developed the Climate CoLab—a global, on-line platform in which thousands of people around the world work together to create, analyze, and ultimately select detailed plans for what we humans can do about global climate change.
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