"THE COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE OF WOMEN COULD SAVE THE WORLD"
IF SYSTEMS CAN BEGIN TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND ENVIRONMENT, WE MIGHT JUST HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD THROUGH WORKING PRACTICES, BUSINESS, AND CULTURE.
Optimal-Contact is a research and development network committed to the future and historical representation of intersectionality within AI, technology, systems and machine learning. Our mission is to optimise collective intelligence by situating an interdisciplinary, all-female network within the male-dominated sector of tech.
Forefronting collaboration and decision making by women, we work to enable regenerative working practices and to challenge patriarchal and parasitic strategies in business, culture and policy. For the benefit of all, our work follows scientific, environmental, ecological and anthropological research to re-adjust our working relationships within a now critically-endangered ecosystem.
The future health of the world - and our place within it - will ultimately be decided by how lives and technologies are steered, and who is in the room when decisions are made. A new future horizon requires the smartest groups possible to implement changes to systems now. It must have women at its core.
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Founded by Millicent Hawk
N.B. Optimal-Contact formed as a direct response to a study* published in Science - and reported by the Future of Life Institute (FLI) - which found that the collective intelligence of any given group increases with female numbers. *'Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups' (2010) Anita Williams Woolley, et al.
Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced the theory of intersectionality to feminist theory in 1989 by becoming the first person to use this word in this context of feminism.