The second Thursday Tech Talk of the new year is a doozie: our Chairman, Marty Tenenbaum, has been invited to present at the legendary PARC Forum. He’ll be reprising our “stump speech” of sorts for all of our work at CommerceNet, namely the potential for innovative new applications of Artificial Intelligence on the Web. Come join us at George E. Pake Auditorium for a visionary talk and a sneak peek at some CommerceNet-backed technologies.

AI meets Web 2.0: Building The Web Of Tomorrow Today

Imagine an Internet-scale Knowledge System where people and intelligent agents can collaborate on solving complex problems in business, engineering, science, medicine, and other endeavors. Its resources include semantically tagged Websites, Wikis and Blogs, as well as social networks, vertical Search engines and a vast array of Web services from business processes to AI planners and domain models.

Research prototypes of decentralized knowledge systems have been demonstrated for years, but now, thanks to the Web and Moore’s Law, they appear ready for prime time. I will introduce the architectural concepts for incrementally growing an Internet-scale knowledge system, and describe early commercial deployments in manufacturing and healthcare.