Valuebo Posted June 2, 2016 Share Posted June 2, 2016 Hi all. Anyone heard of UNU before? Found out about the project through reddit. Also see: http://unanimous.ai/what-is-si/ This is how it works. One user asks a group of (knowledgeable) people a question on a certain subject. This group can then in real time vote their answer. The difference with a simple poll is that this group of people can see what others are going to vote. So as a member of the group you are able to change your answer on the question in real time depending on what others are thinking. Other than that it is completely anonymous so no input for biases there. Apparently it is able to consistently outperform the individuals that make up the groups (often experts in their field). This immediately reminded me of how the stock market as a whole works where experts are basically making real time decisions based on the buy and sell decisions of other experts. Often also increasing the accuracy of the predictions as the group of experts gets bigger (small vs large caps). It directly shows why - in general - it is silly to try to outperform the market as such markets actually seems to transcend the pure knowledge of the group on a superficial level. It is extremely rare to go beyond that level of understanding of complex situations as an individual. Pretty interesting. Imagine what could be done if they could finetune this process further so that we can organize groups of thousands of experts in specific fields that can answer questions on hot issues in today's society. Would we see much improved accuracy and results? You could basically hand out knowledge, let a group study it and then let them come back together online to do their magic. I'm probably seeing this way too simplistic but still... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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