Posts Tagged ‘Artificial Intelligence’

Eliminating the Need for Search – Help Engines

January 16th, 2010

We are so focused on how to improve present-day search engines. But that is a kind of mental myopia. In fact, a more interesting and fruitful question is why do people search at all? What are they trying to accomplish? And is there a better way to help them accomplish that than search? Instead of [...]

Sneak Peak – Siri — Interview with Tom Gruber

May 15th, 2009

Sneak Preview of Siri – The Virtual Assistant that will Make Everyone Love the iPhone, Part 2: The Technical Stuff In Part-One of this article on TechCrunch, I covered the emerging paradigm of Virtual Assistants and explored a first look at a new product in this category called Siri. In this article, Part-Two, I interview [...]

Video: My Talk on The Future of Libraries — "Library 3.0"

February 13th, 2009

If you are interested in semantics, taxonomies, education, information overload and how libraries are evolving, you may enjoy this video of my talk on the Semantic Web and the Future of Libraries at the OCLC Symposium at the American Library Association Midwinter 2009 Conference. This event focused around a dialogue between David Weinberger and myself, [...]

Interest Networks are at a Tipping Point

October 20th, 2008

UPDATE: There’s already a lot of good discussion going on around this post in my public twine. I’ve been writing about a new trend that I call “interest networking” for a while now. But I wanted to take the opportunity before the public launch of Twine on Tuesday (tomorrow) to reflect on the state of [...]

Watch My best Talk: The Global Brain is Coming

October 2nd, 2008

I’ve posted a link to a video of my best talk — given at the GRID ’08 Conference in Stockholm this summer. It’s about the growth of collective intelligence and the Semantic Web, and the future and role the media. Read more and get the video here. Enjoy!

New Video: Leading Minds from Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft talk about their Visions for Future of The Web

September 12th, 2008

Video from my panel at DEMO Fall ’08 on the Future of the Web is now available. I moderated the panel, and our panelists were: Howard Bloom, Author, The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google Inc. Jon Udell, Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation Prabhakar Raghavan, [...]

The Future of the Desktop

July 26th, 2008

This is an older version of this article. The most recent version is located here: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/future_of_the_desktop.php ————— I have spent the last year really thinking about the future of the Web. But lately I have been thinking more about the future of the desktop. In particular, here are some questions I am thinking about and [...]

A Few Predictions for the Near Future

April 12th, 2008

This is a five minute video in which I was asked to make some predictions for the next decade about the Semantic Web, search and artificial intelligence. It was done at the NextWeb conference and was a fun interview. Learning from the Future with Nova Spivack from Maarten on Vimeo.

My Visit to DERI — World's Premier Semantic Web Research Institute

March 26th, 2008

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit, and speak at, the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), located in Galway, Ireland. My hosts were Stefan Decker, the director of the lab, and John Breslin who is heading the SIOC project. DERI has become the world’s premier research institute for the Semantic Web. Everyone working [...]

Video of My Semantic Web Talk

February 12th, 2008

This is a video of me giving commentary on my "Understanding the Semantic Web" talk and how it relates to Twine, to a group of French business school students who made a visit to our office last month. Here is the link to the video, if the embedded version below does not play. Nova Spivack [...]

A Universal Classification of Intelligence

February 5th, 2008

I’ve been thinking lately about whether or not it is possible to formulate a scale of universal cognitive capabilities, such that any intelligent system — whether naturally occurring or synthetic — can be classified according to its cognitive capacity. Such a system would provide us with a normalized scientific basis by which to quantify and [...]

Artificial Stupidity: The Next Big Thing

January 24th, 2008

There has been a lot of hype about artificial intelligence over the years. And recently it seems there has been a resurgence in interest in this topic in the media. But artificial intelligence scares me. And frankly, I don’t need it. My human intelligence is quite good, thank you very much. And as far as [...]

First Full Online Demo of Twine

December 13th, 2007

Scoble came over and filmed a full conversation and video demo of Twine. You can watch the long version (1 hour) or the short version (10 mins) on his site. Here’s the link.

Defining the Semantic Graph — What is it Really?

November 23rd, 2007

This is written in response to a post by Anne Zelenka. I’ve been talking about the coming “semantic graph” for quite some time now, and it seems the meme has suddenly caught on thanks to a recent article by Tim Berners-Lee in which he speaks of an emerging “Giant Global Graph” or “GGG.” But if [...]

Quick Video Preview of Twine

November 9th, 2007

The New Scientist just posted a quick video preview of Twine to YouTube. It only shows a tiny bit of the functionality, but it’s a sneak peak. We’ve been letting early beta testers into Twine and we’re learning a lot from all the great feedback, and also starting to see some cool new uses of [...]

Web 3.0 — The Best Official Definition Imaginable

October 4th, 2007

Jason just blogged his take on an official definition of "Web 3.0" — in his case he defines it as better content, built using Web 2.0 technologies. There have been numerous responses already, but since I am one of the primary co-authors of the Wikipedia page on the term Web 3.0, I thought I should [...]

Open Source Projects for Extracting Data and Metadata from Files & the Web

September 11th, 2007

I’ve been looking around for open-source libraries (preferably in Java, but not required) for extracting data and metadata from common file formats and Web formats. One project that looks very promising is Aperture. Do you know of any others that are ready or almost ready for prime-time use? Please let me know in the comments! [...]

Enriching the Connections of the Web — Making the Web Smarter

July 3rd, 2007

Web 3.0 — aka The Semantic Web — is about enriching the connections of the Web. By enriching the connections within the Web, the entire Web may become smarter. I  believe that collective intelligence primarily comes from connections — this is certainly the case in the brain where the number of connections between neurons far [...]

Web 3.0 — Next-Step for Web?

July 3rd, 2007

The Business 2.0 Article on Radar Networks and the Semantic Web just came online. It’s a huge article. In many ways it’s one of the best popular articles written about the Semantic Web in the mainstream press. It also goes into a lot of detail about what Radar Networks is working on. One point of [...]

Business 2.0 and BusinessWeek Articles About Radar Networks

June 29th, 2007

It’s been an interesting month for news about Radar Networks. Two significant articles came out recently: Business 2.0 Magazine published a feature article about Radar Networks in their July 2007 issue. This article is perhaps the most comprehensive article to-date about what we are working on at Radar Networks, it’s also one of the better [...]

Listen to this Discussion on the Future of the Web

March 24th, 2007

If you are interested in the future of the Web, you might enjoy listening to this interview with me, moderated by Dr. Paul Miller of Talis. We discuss, in-depth: the Semantic Web, Web 3.0, SPARQL, collective intelligence, knowledge management, the future of search, triplestores, and Radar Networks.

A Bunch of New Press About Radar Networks

March 23rd, 2007

We had a bunch of press hits today for my startup, Radar Networks… PC World  Article on  Web 3.0 and Radar Networks Entrepreneur Magazine interview We’re also proud to announce that Jim Hendler, one of the founding gurus of the Semantic Web, has joined our technical advisory board.

Radar Networks Profiled in Technology Review

March 12th, 2007

The MIT Technology Review just published a large article on the Semantic Web and Web 3.0, in which Radar Networks, Metaweb, Joost, RealTravel and other ventures are profiled.

Metaweb and Radar Networks

March 9th, 2007

This is just a brief post because I am actually slammed with VC meetings right now. But I wanted to congratulate our friends at Metaweb for their pre-launch announcement. My company, Radar Networks, is the only other major venture-funded play working on the Semantic Web for consumers so we are thrilled to see more action [...]

Is it Only Wednesday?

March 7th, 2007

Is it only Wednesday? It feels like a whole week already! I’ve been in back-to-back VC meetings, board discussions and strategy meetings since last week. I think this must be related to the heating-up of the "Web 3.0" meme and the semantic sector in general. Perhaps it is also due to the coverage we got [...]

Breaking the Collective IQ Barrier — Making Groups Smarter

March 3rd, 2007

I’ve been thinking since 1994 about how to get past a fundamental barrier to human social progress, which I call “The Collective IQ Barrier.” Most recently I have been approaching this challenge in the products we are developing at my stealth venture, Radar Networks. In a nutshell, here is how I define this barrier: The [...]

Diagram: Beyond Keyword (and Natural Language) Search

March 1st, 2007

Here at Radar Networks we are working on practical ways to bring the Semantic Web to end-users. One of the interesting themes that has come up a lot, both internally, as well as in discussions with VC’s, is the coming plateau in the productivity of keyword search. As the Web gets increasingly large and complex, keyword [...]

New Findings Overturn our Understanding of How Neurons Communicate

February 27th, 2007

Thanks to Bram for pointing me to this article about how new research indicates that communication in the brain is quite different than we thought. Essentially neurons may release neurotransmitters all along axons, not just within synapses. This may enable new forms of global communication or state changes within the brain, beyond the "circuit model" [...]

Capturing Your Digital Life

February 20th, 2007

Nice article in Scientific American about Gordon Bell’s work at Microsoft Research on the MyLifeBits project. MyLifeBits provides one perspective on the not-too-far-off future in which all our information, and even some of our memories and experiences, are recorded and made available to us (and possibly to others) for posterity. This is a good application [...]

Intelligence is in the Connections

February 20th, 2007

Google’s Larry Page recently gave a talk to the AAAS about how Google is looking towards a future in which they hope to implement AI on a massive scale. Larry’s idea is that intelligence is a function of massive computation, not of “fancy whiteboard algorithms.” In other words, in his conception the brain doesn’t do [...]