Collective Machine Intelligence

Lars Wood, CEO of QAI Swarm based in United States participates in Risk Roundup to discuss Collective Machine Intelligence.



As we witness an unprecedented convergence of technological advances in processing power, interconnectivity, cheap data storage, high fidelity rendering, physics simulations, natural language technologies, blockchain and more, it is important to understand what the technological convergence means and why it matters today in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).

The technological convergence matters because it allows us to embed individual intelligence (be it human or machine) in shareable concepts, and sharing; connecting and integrating sources of knowledge, information and intelligence from cyberspace, geospace and space is behind everything we humans have done in the past, are doing today and will do in the coming tomorrow.

When we look back at how knowledge and information sharing from CGS has evolved from drawings and scribes; printing press and newspapers; libraries, radio to mass broadcasting, web search engines to ever-increasing amounts of data and digital content in many different formats; it’s remarkable to be witnessing a silent information and intelligence revolution that is rapidly moving towards data-driven insight across CGS, that is powering collective human intelligence to collective machine intelligence.

This silent intelligence revolution and evolution, which has brought us the potential and transformation of information sharing and intelligence gathering of any diverse topic and goals irrespective from cyberspace, geospace or space, this shift from individual to social to technological platform through connected computers, is leading us to a world where intelligent connected machines can now play an increasingly dominant role; as not only collaborators, creators and containers of collective human intelligence and machine intelligence, but also as human representatives capable of using that information on behalf of humans in many different roles.

This fundamental transformation, changes human relationship with knowledge, information, and intelligence and raises profound implications for the future of the human experience and endeavors across CGS.

It is important to evaluate this further:


What role knowledge sharing plays with computer code and connected computers?

From the beginning of times, early knowledge sharing of humans has relied on speech and other social behaviors. However, over the years with advances in technology, humans have augmented this capacity and capability for collective intelligence from across CGS with writing, publishing and through many other digital formats.

  • It is important to understand what role connected computers or machines will likely play in collective knowledge creation, sharing and intelligence.


What role machine learning and deep learning plays in collective intelligence? Today’s explosive growth in machine learning and deep learning marks a turning point in the human intelligence and collective intelligence journey as we are now focusing more on the teaching of machines over the teaching of humans.

  • It is important to understand where we are going with the science of intelligence.

As the science of intelligence evolves, knowledge is increasingly becoming abstracted from individual human minds. Moreover, machines in all sizes and shapes are transitioning from being mere creators and containers of collective human and machine intelligence to intelligent agents that are quite capable of using that information on behalf of humans in many different capacities across CGS.

  • It is important to understand what role will machine learning and deep learning play in collective machine intelligence?


The human brain has unparalleled ability to design, modify and build new forms of intelligence. Machine Intelligence is human brain creation. It is extremely powerful. As we go towards building a global computer brain, in its varied forms, from human brain to computer brain of different size and shapes, in machine learning to deep learning— intelligence is without the doubt the most powerful and precious resource in existence. However, when we integrate human brain with computer brain, human intelligence with machine intelligence, then our relationship with everything on earth and beyond, in cyberspace, geospace and space enhances and amplifies.

  • It is important to evaluate what potential the convergence of Human Intelligence with Machine Intelligence brings to individuals and entities across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA).


Because of the computer code, connected computers and internet it seems Collective Machine Intelligence already exists. It is important to understand and evaluate:

  • What goals do we currently have of the rise of collective machine intelligence?
  • What is the state of collective machine intelligence?
  • Will machines be able to take the words, emotions, actions, patterns, trends and convert them into a meaningful language and communication that describes what they mean?
  • What role will Natural Language Processing play as we strive for collective machine intelligence?
  • Why does collective machine intelligence matter more today in cyberspace and space?
  • What would produce necessary collective changes and transformation?


When we look back at how knowledge and information sharing has evolved in many different formats, it’s remarkable to be witnessing a silent revolution towards collective machine intelligence. It is time we evaluate the security risks of the silent revolution towards collective machine intelligence!

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About the Guest

Lars Wood, is the CEO of QAI Swarm and is based in United States. His innovative career spans patented ANN algorithms, advanced microelectronics, thermonuclear and quantum physics, super-computing machines, condensed matter physics, superconducting electronics, subatomic matter visualizations, “Smart Molecule” drug discovery where molecules use supramolecular forces to make decisions about their biological activity. His patented ANN science were first to solve a non DARPA large scale DoD military challenge thought to be impossible generating hundreds of millions of dollars for GTE (GD/Verizon). CIA GoTo for unyielding agency technical challenges. He is also the Founder and director of the GTE-GS award winning Advanced Machine Intelligence Laboratory. Granted 8 ANN foundational patents, received highest research award in competition with the founders of ML and AI. He is also a Visiting scientist at MIT, JPL, CIA, SCF, XILINX, SFI, DOS, FBI, LANL, NSA, NRO, DISA, DIA, Whitehouse.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve Global Peace through Risk Management. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
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