The Curiosity Podcast

Can Swarm Intelligence Solve Humanity's Biggest Problems?

Artificial intelligence is all the rage, but using swarm intelligence might be the best way to solve the world's biggest problems. Dr. Louis Rosenberg is the Founder & CEO of Unanimous AI, an artificial intelligence company that amplifies human intelligence by building "hive minds" modeled after biological swarms. Learn how swarm intelligence can combine the brainpower of humans and computers to solve humanity's biggest problems. Stream or download the podcast using the player below or find the episode everywhere podcasts are found, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Gretta.

Where No Swarm Has Gone Before

Dr. Louis Rosenberg, who founded Unanimous AI to pursue his combined interests in collaborative systems and human-computer interaction, discusses:

  • Honeybees, schools of fish, and other instances of swarm intelligence in nature.
  • How swarm intelligence was used to accurately predict the Kentucky Derby superfecta — the top four horses, in order of finish — which returned $11,000 on a $20 bet.
  • The difference between taking a poll or a survey and combining real-time input using swarm intelligence.
  • Surprising feedback from companies and individuals about swarm intelligence, including the fact that participating in it can actually be fun!
  • Sports Predictions using swarm intelligence and business uses of swarm intelligence, in addition to other potential future applications.

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About the Curiosity Podcast: Curiosity makes you smarter – and so will this podcast. Each week, we talk to experts who can help you get smart about the world around you, with a timely blend of cultural trends, life hacks, and developments in science and technology. You'll learn about your mind and your body, outer space and the depths of the sea, how history shaped the world into what it is today, and more. From the largest galaxies to your smallest brain cells, our curiosity will help you understand the world better.

Written by Cody Gough February 20, 2018

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