Now world’s most dire problems like climate change and geopolitical conflict can be solved, thanks to human-machine super-intelligence.
The research undertaken by researchers of Human Computation Institute has found that the combination of human and computer intelligence can help to solve the wicked problems of the world.
Researchers found that humans surpass machines at many things, ranging from simple pattern recognition to creative abstraction. With the help of computers, these cognitive abilities can be effectively combined into multidimensional collaborative networks that achieve what traditional problem-solving cannot.
Lead researcher and HCI directo, Dr. Pietro Michelucci said that by enabling members of the general public to play some simple online game, we expect to reduce the time to treatment discovery from decades to just a few years.
Janis Dickinson, Professor and Director of Citizen Science at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology said that by sharing and observing practices in a map-based social network, people can begin to relate their individual efforts to the global conservation potential of living and working landscapes.
The research concluded that this microtasking approach alone cannot address the tough challenges we face today. A radically new approach is needed to solve wicked problems and those that involve many interacting systems that are constantly changing, and whose solutions have unforeseen consequences (e.g., corruption resulting from financial aid given in response to a natural disaster).
The study is published in the Journal of Science.