Since the 1950’s, when researchers began searching for ways to create artificial intelligence, much focus has been on developing artificial neural networks—building intelligence from scratch. Turning this concept on its head, an approach dubbed ‘artificial swarm intelligence’ uses the power of nature in a different way: by harnessing groups of human minds to come up with predictions for real world events.
Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI, is building a software platform, UNU, that assembles groups to make collective decisions. ‘What’s different about this is that it fundamentally keeps people in there,’ he said. ‘We’re focused on using software to amplify human intelligence.’