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Swarm Intelligence: Literature Overview

A long time ago, people discovered the variety of the interesting insect or animal behaviors in nature. A flock of birds sweeps across the sky. A group of ants forages for food. A school of sh swims, turns, as together, etc.[1]. We call … Continue reading

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Mill of Humanity: Swarms, emergence and us

Have you ever wondered how schools of fish move in mesmerizing unison? How termites build their colossal and complex homes? Where consciousness comes from? At the heart of these phenomena lies one of the most fascinating concepts in science. It’s … Continue reading

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Swarm-made Intelligent Architectures

The nests of social insects are not only impressive because of their sheer complexity but also because they are built from individuals whose work is not centrally coordinated. A key question is how groups of insects coordinate their building actions. Here, we use … Continue reading

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Human Swarms – A real-time Method for Collective Intelligence

Although substantial research has explored the emergence of collective intelligence in real-time human-based collaborative systems, much of this work has focused on rigid scenarios such as the Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD). While such work is of great research value, there’s a … Continue reading

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Flock Murmurations – How Just One Bird Can Urge an Entire Flock to Change Directions

The equations that describe these movements are equivalent to those that govern waves. Cavagna was hardly the first scientist to be intrigued by these acrobatics—known, in a rare instance of technical language coinciding with poetry, as “murmurations.” Other animals that … Continue reading

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Ants, Living Bridges, Collective Computation and Swarm Intelligence

If a gap interrupts a swarm of army ants, they build a ‘living bridge’ using their own bodies. How? New research says ants perform a collective computation. Complex systems, from ant colonies to stock markets, share a common property: sophisticated … Continue reading

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The Swarm Model in Open Source Software Developer Communities

Most of the current swarm model studies and applications try to mimic the collective behaviors of social animals, such as birds and ants. The studies seek to solve tasks similar to patterns and behaviors exhibited in those animal colonies. In … Continue reading

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Swarm Intelligence in Animal Groups: When Can a Collective Out-Perform an Expert?

An important potential advantage of group-living that has been mostly neglected by life scientists is that individuals in animal groups may cope more effectively with unfamiliar situations. Social interaction can provide a solution to a cognitive problem that is not … Continue reading

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The Future of Human Swarming and Collective Intelligence

Whether it’s the birds and the bees, the fish, or even slime molds, it goes back to all social creatures that use their collective intelligence to form real-time synchronous systems. We have many names for these natural assemblages, including flocks, … Continue reading

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enSwarm – Swarm Facilitation and Decision Making

enSwarm provides companies and organisations with “swarm” based facilitation software tools that improve group efficiency and collaborative working.  Our software provides a structure for facilitated workshops that incentivises people to behave in a more collaborative way.  We want to enhance … Continue reading

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