Dongpo Deng is a contract researcher of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), and a PhD candidate of Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Twente University. His current research interests are open data, linked data, and knowledge graph, and his recent publications focus on the practices of linked open government data. As an evangelist of open culture, he made efforts to develop OpenStreetMap (OSM) community in Taiwan since 2012, and was a chairperson of the broad in 2016. Also, he is active in OSM Asia. He is currently a deputy chairperson of Open Data Alliance (ODA). He is not only a committee member for Digital Nation and Innovative Economic Development (DIGI+) but also 7 governmental agencies’ advisory committee members for open government data.
Can we obtain collective intelligence from open collaboration? Lessons from three citizen science projects
This talk will analyze an issue whether collective intelligence can be obtained from open collaboration on the basis of the experiences participating three citizen science projects (OpenStreetMap, AirBox, Reptile Road Mortality). Citizen science is a distributed, collaborative problem-solving approach for tackling scientific problem through open call. Collective intelligence is knowledge created by crowdsourced collaboration. Such knowledge is different from professionally or academically generated knowledge. An openly collaborative citizen science project often consists of complex participates, perspectives, and information. It is a challenge to extract and refine collective intelligence from such complex environment. From open collaboration to collective intelligence is a series of crossover and transformation processes. This talk will identify the issues of open collaboration from tools, data, literacy, and culture, as well as share the experiences for handling the issues.