New research by University of Melbourne professor David Ley and his colleagues has found that Melbourne is the most intelligent city in Australia.
Key points:Dr Ley’s team analysed the social networks of more than 7,000 people across the city to discover which cities are the most advancedThe findings were based on the data of the city’s most intelligent peopleDr Ley said the findings showed that there was a lot of overlap in the cities most advanced and less advanced citiesDr Ley, who is the author of the study, said there were some cities in Australia that are smarter than others.
The research is published in the journal Theoretical Social Networks.
“The findings show that Melbourne was among the most innovative cities in the world when it came to building social networks,” Dr Ley said.
“It has a lot to teach us about the potential of social networking technology.”
Dr Ley used the data he collected to determine which cities were the most sophisticated, and then which were most advanced.
“These cities are highly intelligent because they have lots of social networks and networks of influence,” Dr Ling said.
He said the cities with the most social networks had a lower IQ than the cities without them.
“What I’m really trying to do is figure out how to make this social network network more sophisticated and more powerful than a city like New York, Los Angeles or London,” Dr Lang said.
Dr Ley has a PhD in mathematics and computer science from the University of New South Wales and has published a number of academic papers on social networks.
“I think the biggest surprise for me was the fact that Sydney and Melbourne were the two cities that showed the highest levels of intelligent social networks.”
Dr Lang said the study is not the first to examine the intelligence of cities.
“We had similar results in a previous study about Singapore,” he said.
However, the research focused on people who were born between 1961 and 1984.
“Singapore is still very young, and its population is growing rapidly,” Dr Lash said.
Dr Ley also said he was excited by the number of people who are interested in studying the evolution of intelligence.
“There are so many people out there, it’s almost impossible to collect the data,” he explained.
“When we talk about the evolution and how it’s affected by the environment, and the changes that people are making, that’s what we want to get to know more about.”
In the future, we’ll probably have to do some work on a similar kind of study about how our own species evolved.