Breadline was featured at Nesta’s conference held in London this year. My research “Networked Intelligent Actions – crowdsourcing food rescue” was one of the awardees of the collective intelligence grants.

The conference aptly named “21st century common sense: Using collective intelligence to tackle complex social challenges” brought together researchers and practitioners to present an array of projects on CI – its application from human rights violation to decision making processes and voting behaviours.

Breadline demonstrated how collective intelligence can go beyond just the crowdsourcing of information. In my example of food rescue, the platform coordinated operational efforts, connecting volunteers directly to donors and sharing real-time information on the ground.

The result? Breadline improved volunteer efficiency by 4 times !

 


Event: 21st century common sense: Using collective intelligence to tackle complex social challenges
Author: Daisy Tam & Benjamin Hall
Organisers: Nesta UK
Panel Members:

  • Kathy Peach, Head of CCID, Nesta
  • David Baltaxe, Chief Intelligence Officer, Unanimous AI
  • Yvonne McDermott-Rees, Professor of Law, Swansea University
  • Daisy Tam, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Vito Trianni, Researcher, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR)

Venue: Nesta, Embankment, London, UK.
Illustrations:  SD


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