Images, Crowds, Cognitive Bias, eLearning 2.0, & Networks

Smart image and video search - KM World
Although the brain isn't fast in comparison to computer hardware systems we have today, it has several key abilities that computers don't currently have. The brain supports heavy parallel processing capabilities, which means we (unlike current computer systems) can, in mere seconds, recognize complex patterns within images. Our brain and visual systems recognize shapes, colors, situational context and extremely fine details better than almost any other cognizant process we perform.

The Ignorance of Crowds - Strategy+Business
The bottom line is that peer production has valuable but limited applications. It can be a powerful tool, but it is no panacea. It's a great way to find and fix problems, to collect and categorize information, or to perform any other time-consuming task that can be sped up by having lots of people with diverse perspectives working in parallel. But if peer production is a good way to mine the raw material for innovation, it doesn't seem well suited to shaping that material into a final product.

26 Reasons What You Think is Right is Wrong - Health Bolt
A cognitive bias is something that our minds commonly do to distort our own view of reality.

E-learning 2.0: Fact, Fad or Fiction? - Kineo
Is e-learning 2.0 just another "rhetorical manoeuvre", as David Jennings says from suppliers and consultants distancing themselves from the failures of the first wave of e-learning?

Networks: Technology - Forbes
The digital revolution is driving some of the most exciting discoveries in medicine and everyday consumer goods. The downside: Technology is eroding human relationships-and giving terrorists new power.

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