June 26, 2020

Webinar on ’Little drops make the mighty ocean: Collective intelligence’


Date of the Event29.06.2020
Title of the EventWebinar Topic: ‘Little drops make the mighty ocean: Collective intelligence’
Organized by  Department of Computer Science and Engineering, MVJCE, Bangalore
Name of the Resource SpeakerDr. Sudarshan Iyengar Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar          

A one-day talk was organized on 29th June 2020, on the topic ‘Collective Intelligence: Little drops make the mighty ocean’, by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar, Assistant Professor, IIT Ropar, was the Guest Speaker.

The Welcome note was given by Dr. Arvind, Associate Professor, Department of CSE.  The webinar was inaugurated by Dr. P Mahabaleswarappa, Principal, MVJCE. Following the welcome address, Dr. V. Vinoth Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of CSE introduced the Resource Speaker Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar, Assistant Professor, IIT Ropar.

The talk started with motivational anecdotes that illustrated the power of crowd-based computing. The Resource Person introduced the idea of using cognitive surplus in creating computing environments harnessing the potential of the wisdom of many. Portals such as Wikipedia, Quora, YouTube, and Stack Overflow which illustrate the power of crowd computing were discussed. The hope that the datasets from these portals have lot more to offer, was elaborated. Understanding the science of knowledge building using the datasets from such portals was also discussed. Dr. Sudarshan Iyengar also spoke about ‘How a simple algorithm created a trillion-dollar industry’

The webinar was open to UG/PG students, research scholars, faculty members and people from the Industry. The talk was attended by 64 participants from across India.

The participants were encouraged to ask questions and many participants put forth their queries related to the importance of collective intelligence in real time applications.  Finally, the Webinar concluded with vote of thanks by Dr. Arvind, Professor, Dept. of CSE, MVJCE.

Outcome of the Event:

Participants gained knowledge on the topic ‘Collective Intelligence’, which is essential for understanding the science of knowledge building.