Semantic Web 10 Years from Now:WILL IT READ MY MIND AND COOK ME BREAKFAST? Paola Di Maio ISWC 2012 Boston, USA http://stko.geog.ucsb.edu/sw2022/
THANK YOU!!- for 20 years of world changingg web (formaking it real and for defending it)- for accepting my contribution for thisworkshop (big honor!)- for opening up the Semantic Web visionbeyond a narrow viewpoint- for letting me WRAP UP such a visionarysession summarising the contributions
WISHFUL THINKING! in 10 years● The semantic web will work, and its architecture will be elegant and transparent● It will be like pervasive thin veil of structure and sensemaking wrapping web content● Most web users will be able to benefit from it!● It will be user friendly and useful!
MAIN AREAS FOR THE VISION● Online! (it will work and ● Socio technically be transparent) beautiful and useful● Will support cognitive ● Will be aware and enhancement support social innovation● will Validate its output ● Integrated with the (truth, factchecking) sensor web● Convergence of ● Annotatable/interactive paradigms ● Sustainable● Good Interfaces● Interoperable standards Check out the paper http://stko.geog.ucsb.edu/sw2022/sw2022_paper15.pdf
SUMMARIZING AND MAPPINGCONTRIBUTIONSIn the next slide, I summarise the points discussed in mypaper as a table (top row)and thenI map/plot the other contributions to align the content of theworkshop1) I merged the points that were very similar2) Contributions in the workshop seem to looselycorrespond to one, or more than one points in my paper,however some of the points in the paper are not covered byother contributions (see the blue columns)
EDITABLE VERSION OF THIS TABLE http://tinyurl.com/8fd762q
A BUBBLE VIEW OF THEVISION EDITABLE VERSION: http://tinyurl.com/94v34qw
THREE AREAS NOT targeted byother contributionsONLINE: Given exponential speed of changethe SW needs to be sustainable and providereal time capabilities for all.SUSTAINABLE: The web will be big, which isok, provided it is sustainable, otherwise we aredesigning systems that will be written off atsome point (for a discussion on sustainabilityeslewhere)INTERFACES: to make use of all itscapabilities
THE WHACKY BITS: INTERDISCIPLINARYCONCEPT DEFINITIONSCOGNITIVE CLIMAX Climax is a figure of speech, arethorical and poetical device (Encyclopedia britannica)Applied to the domain of cognition, it indicates a generalconcept for the enhanced state of mind that can beachieved when optimal knowledge is attained.Knowledge boundaries dissolution: considering realityas a whole (read Seve Lehar http://cns-alumni.bu.edu/~slehar/webstuff/book2/Boundaries.pdf)Enlightenment: perfect knowledge attainment(Note: The fact that someone has never experienced a cognitive climax, doesntmeanthey will not do so in the future)
WILL IT READ MY MIND?Very likely: IBM, and others have been workingat it for years. A couple of links:http://mashable.com/2011/12/21/ibm-kevin-brown-mind-reading/http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/18/tech/predictive-technology-future/index.htmlScary? PossiblyWe should prepareimage: masheable)
AND WILL IT COOK MEBREAKFAST?Likely, the capabilities will be there to webenabled devices through sensor web.Image: CNN
More importantly:● SW will be moving toward the general intelligence paradigm (narrow will be narrow)● Looking at the workshop programmeit looks like the semantic web will try to beinclusive....
Have a great hands on session!welcome to edit the diagrams if helpfulEDITABLE VERSIONShttp://tinyurl.com/8fd762qhttp://tinyurl.com/94v34qw
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Thank you for listening, andquestions CREDITS :see the paper for, references, images taken from various sources linked to in this presentation QUESTIONS: Can take questions all day on IRC channel: irc://irc. mibbit.net/ISTCS CONTACT: Get in touch, or ping me via email anytime :-) IMAGE: LOGIC LANE COLLECTION, OXFORD UK