“The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. The first steps in weaving the Semantic Web into the structure of the existing Web are already under way. In the near future, these developments will usher in significant new functionality as machines become much better able to process and “understand” the data that they merely display at present.”
Here’s a podcast of a talk with Tim Berners Lee talking about “the semantic web, linked data, and Tim’s ambition for both.” When I read the title of this Talis blog that hosts this podcast: “Nodalities”, I thought of the nodal points described in Gibson’s 1996 sci-fi world of Idoru.
At the risk of being dramatic, the realisation of AI is upon us!