Study shows AI can Amplify the IQ of Business Teams

Share Article

Latest Research from Unanimous shows AI can amplify the intelligence of business teams on standard IQ test

"This is the first time Swarm AI technology has been up against an IQ test and the results were more impressive than expected." -- Gregg Willcox, Director of R&D at Unanimous AI

A new study to be presented at the AI for Industries conference (IEEE Ai4i 2019), showed that business teams connected by AI technology could significantly amplify their combined intelligence as measured on a standard IQ test. Using an intelligence test called the Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices (RSPM), business teams were tested either (i) working alone, (ii) working together by majority vote, or (iii) collaborating in real-time using Swarm AI, a technology that enables networked teams to converge on optimal solutions using AI algorithms modeled after swarms in nature.

The results were impressive. The average individual scored 53.7% correct on the IQ test. The average team working together by majority vote, scored 56.7% correct. While the average team connected by Swarm AI technology achieved 76.7% correct. This translates to an IQ amplification using AI of 14 points as compared to individuals and an increase of 12 IQ points as compared to group vote.

These results are consistent with prior studies showing that networked human teams, when working together using Swarm AI technology, can significantly amplify their collective intelligence, enabling more accurate decisions, forecasts, evaluations and prioritizations. In one recent study conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine, groups of radiologists used Swarm AI to collaboratively diagnose chest x-rays. Published results showed a 33% reduction in diagnostic errors when using Swarm AI. In a recent study conducted at California Polytechnic, business teams were shown to be 22% more accurate when making subjective judgments when using Swarm AI technology.

“Swarm AI technology has been applied to a wide range of applications from market research and financial forecasting, to accurately predicting the outcome of football, baseball, and basketball games” said Gregg Willcox, Director of R&D at Unanimous AI. “But this is the first time it’s been up against an IQ test and the results were more impressive than expected.”
About Unanimous AI (

Unanimous AI is the maker of Swarm®, the world’s first forecasting platform that amplifies the intelligence of networked teams, and Sportspicker™, a premier sports intelligence service. In 2018, Swarm AI technology from Unanimous was recognized as SXSW’s 2018 “AI Innovation of the Year.” Unanimous’ pioneering work in this area is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) #NSFFUNDED.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Joe Rosenbaum
Unanimous AI
+1 (415) 562-4890
Email >
Follow >
Visit website