CMU organizational behavior expert discusses collective intelligence
Carnegie Mellon’s Anita Williams Woolley visited the Qatar campus to discuss her research in the area of collective intelligence and the future of organizations. Williams Woolley is a professor of organizational behavior and associate dean of research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) is a Qatar Foundation partner university.
Williams Woolley shared findings from her research into collective intelligence in human systems, identifying the memory, attention, and reasoning functions that need to be fulfilled for intelligence to emerge. She also discussed current research on using AI agents to recognize good collaboration in human systems.
Williams Woolley’s presentation was a CMU-Q Richard M. Cyert Distinguished Lecture in Business Administration. This distinguished lecture series is named after Richard M. Cyert, who was professor and dean of the Tepper School of Business and president of Carnegie Mellon University between 1972 and 1990.