Our Data Theme Leader Dr Zhitao Xiong will be attending the SWARM: Developing a Cloud Platform for Collaborative Intelligence Analysis.
SWARM is a cloud platform aimed at improving analytical reasoning in intelligence work. SWARM tries to improve analytical reasoning by improving collaboration within groups of analysts rather than by trying to structure their thinking in any particular way. In large-scale testing in 2017, teams on SWARM showed they could produce remarkably good reasoning. This presentation will provide a quick overview of SWARM and some of the research results to date. We will then discuss the challenge of designing and developing such a platform, and the particular form of "design thinking" we have been using.