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Resilient peer communities

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Increasingly “social computation” will be used in the delivery of key services, particularly public services. Social computation is a combination of computational infrastructure, voluntary and paid human effort together with an incentive structure to encourage and reinforce participation. For example, in care we will see the use of family and friends to filter out false positives from telemonitoring implementations. An important part of a social computation is the model that underpins the incentive structure. The design of such models is therefore critical if we are to enable the deployment of resilient social computations that are tolerant of new events and situations.

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