Technologies for Sensing and Modeling Collective Intelligence
New technologies, such as smart mobile communication and computing devices, GPS tracking, video surveillance, RFID, web activity logs, etc. offer unprecedented means for automatic sensing and interpretation of a variety of aspects related to human interactions in groups, social networks, organizations, collectivities, or entire societies. It results that it is now possible to design technical systems capable to harness and leverage the collective intelligence. This paper is a brief review of the literature dedicated to this topic, aiming to identify the main approaches used for designing such systems, and to place our own research in this field in a larger context. Besides that, a simple agent based simulation experiment attempts to provide an answer to the question: “Why is Romania different”, from the perspective of the (lack of) collective intelligence.