23. Aug, 2018

Swarm intelligence - the power of many ...

Thanks Pixabay for providing a large library of free pictures, a great support https://pixabay.com/de/personen-kollektiv-gruppe-wissen-3285994/ 

"As a group, simple creatures following simple rules can display a surprising amount of complexity, efficiency, and even creativity. Known as swarm intelligence, this trait is found throughout nature, but researchers have recently begun using it to transform various fields such as robotics, data mining, medicine, and blockchains." see more details at


One of several examples for the topic is the open source community, developing Linux kernels (https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/v4.16/process/howto.html) or mobile phone operating systems (https://ubports.com/) in a global virtual team effort.

At work I am currently trying to use the swarm intelligence to quickly collect all (realistically as much as possible) use cases of one of the data warehouses. The more people you ask, the better is the quality of the result. The opportunity (challenge is too negative as word) here is to select the right number of experts out of 2.000+ users, to get a sufficient result. Will find out shortly how much experts are required, as the result is due by mid October.

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Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there's room for improvement. - Simon Sinek