Of Sheep and Men: How Polling is Failing Us

Of Sheep and Men: How Polling is Failing Us

  • October 30, 2015
Ten years ago, on a crisp morning in Turkey, a strange thing happened. A single sheep walked over the edge of a cliff. And then another sheep followed him right over the edge. And another. And then 1,500 more sheep followed. Fortunately, a…
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There’s More to Being President Than Being “Trustworthy”

There’s More to Being President Than Being “Trustworthy”

  • October 7, 2015
In anticipation of the first Democratic Presidential debate, researchers at Unanimous AI created an Artificial Swarm Intelligence by pooling the wisdom of 90 voters in real time. The results revealed a compelling contradiction between what people say they want from their president, and what their gut…
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Swarms of online users predict our Future

Swarms of online users predict our Future

  • August 8, 2015
Swarms of people around the globe are gathering regularly inside a new platform called UNU that allows groups to think together in real-time and unleash their collective intelligence. Not only are these "human swarms" having fun hanging out online, swarms are proving to…
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Swarms Find Insights That Surveys Miss

Swarms Find Insights That Surveys Miss

  • July 10, 2015
Surveys are an important tool for researchers, but they have their limitations. They provide a snapshot of respondents’ thinking at a single point in time. Such snapshots don’t tell a complete story, and as recent failures in political polling attest,…
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