Alberto Cottica will talk about the future of participation and the potential that lies in collective intelligence – an emergent property of the interactions of millions of connected humans that might have a chance to deploy a response at the same scale of of those problems.
What is the future of the democracy? For Alberto, the answer is the participation on a massive scale. He's sure that in the future we will be able to harness the collective intelligence to solve the social challenges we're facing. Network analysis is already a promising tool to diagnose healthy, productive collaboration in large-scale online conversations.
Will it be used to go one step further and to design online communities for high-performance problem solving? What are the policy changes that are needed to create a thriving community of commited citizens?
Alberto Cottica is an economist and expert on collaborative public policies and online participation. He works with the Council of Europe and the University of Alicante. Committed to make government smarter and more open, uses the Internet to tap into the citizenry’s collective intelligence. He has been a reasonably successful rock musician but he is trying to quit.
The webinar will take place entirely online in a virtual room.