Community Intelligence session at ISMB 2012Posted by bgood on Jan 24, 2012 in bioinformatics, collective intelligence, collective wisdom, community intelligence, community-annotation, ISMB, ISMB2012, mass collaboration, special-session, sulab | 0 comments
We have four distinguished speakers lined up:
- Alex Bateman will discuss the use of Wikipedia in RFAM, PFAM and the rest of science.
- Alex Pico will tell us about the continued expansion of WikiPathways.
- Andrew Su will be on tap to discuss the latest and greatest breakthroughs in the Gene Wiki.
- Firas Khatib will tell us how his team managed to translate protein folding into a game (called Foldit) and that game into an expanding series of scientific discoveries.
With nearly 7 billion people on the planet and a rapidly increasing number of them connected to the Web, it is time to figure out how to work together effectively, both to solve the problems that we are collectively causing and to solve the problems whose solutions will extend and enrich all of our lives. Each of these talks will try to help answer the question of how we can translate the incredible scale, connectivity, and creativity of the world's population into scientific progress. Hope to see you there.