Collective Intelligence is the general problem solving performance of a team that emerges beyond the abilities of the individuals. Previous studies had shown that this ability is driven by empathy (or more correctly theory-of-mind abilities). But those studies were done with face to face groups. We did a study to see if this also holds true for online groups.

This was a study I did during my PostDoc at MIT. I’ve just added a summary of the ideas to the publications section. You can also download and read the paper.