Fighting COVID-19 With Collective Intelligence

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“Collective Intelligence is the capacity of human collectives to engage in intellectual cooperation in order to create, innovate, and invent.” – Pierre Lévy, philosopher, cultural theorist, media scholar, and a specialist in human collective intelligence As is evident from the term, collective intelligence refers to group intellect that emerges when people work together with a sense of healthy competition. It leads them to solve problems and make decisions collectively and provides a greater opportunity to find efficient answers as compared to the times when they do it individually. Attributed to many living beings, this trait has diverse applications such as…...

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Apeksha Srivastava An avid writer by passion, a researcher by education, and a lover of science, Apeksha Srivastava is a Ph.D. student in HSS - Science Communication at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (India). She has worked as a Senior Project Associate (Writer and Editor) in External Communications at IITGN (2019-20). She has pursued her M.Tech (2016-18) in Biological Engineering from the same Institute, during which she was a Gold Medalist. She was also an Institute Silver Medalist at Amity University (Lucknow, India) from where she completed her B.Tech in Biotechnology. She is actively interested in Science Communication and believes that discussions among researchers and academicians of different disciplines with each other and with the common public will eventually facilitate the advancement of the entire society. She contributes her small bit by writing stories and articles of the latest researches and other hot topics happening in different domains in a format understandable to all.