International Workshop

The Global Brain Institute:

first results and further outlook

When: Thursday, April 26, 14:00 to 19:00,

Where: VUB, Campus Etterbeek, room 3B217 (building B, 3rd floor)

The Global Brain Institute (GBI) was created in January 2012 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel to research the distributed intelligence emerging from all people and machines, as connected by the Internet. We are organizing an invitation-only workshop in which we want to present the GBI and the way it works to a selected group of interested people. The intention is to give a survey of our first results, organization, and plans for the near future, get feedback from the audience, and discuss the overall strategy. Presenters will be all the present GBI researchers (with one guest address by David Levy). 

Program (links go to the slides of the presentation):

Francis Heylighen - Overview of the present GBI organization and approach

Viktoras Veitas - Implementation of the GBI Issue Queue system

David R. Weinbaum ("Weaver")  - Curating Global Brain info with

Clément Vidal - Preparation of a Global Brain Glossary + Report on the MIT Conference on Collective Intelligence

Mixel Kiemen - Mobilization Systems for Academic Education

David Levy - A note on algorithms for computer chess and collective intelligence



Francis Heylighen - Challenge Propagation: foundations for a mathematical model of distributed intelligence

Eva Busseniers - The Mathematical Model: further details

David R. Weinbaum ("Weaver") - A Framework for Scalable Cognition

Clément Vidal - Externalization of cognition


What is the best strategy for our next activities?