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    Intelligent knowlegde management system

    A Belgian company named I.KNOW has developed a new technology that makes the bridge between knowledge, computers and language. They developped a piece of software that makes it able to develop intelligent search programs.
    Now if you use Google or similar the search engine simply searches for the words you typed. The 'computer logic' has no idea what you are searching, there's no AI in Google.

    Iknow has a sophisticated way to introduce intelligence into computer logic. It has an enormous database with logical relations in human terms and reflected into logical computer understandable terms, these terms are translated into human sentences.
    Something like company A is the owner of B translated into A owns B
    or A is the father of B this is linked to other relations and sentences like B is the child of A, offcourse if you combine sentences and relations you could get the result from B is the child of A and is male, this would give something like B is the son of A as output from the software. This is human a like thinking.

    In a way to test / proof their program the inventors feed it with texts about Al Qaida and they were very very surprised cause the program has given them a link between an American company and Al Qaida they never heard of and not mentioned in the texts, offcourse a human can do the same by reading the texts carefully and taking notes, concluding that A has something to do with B and that B has something to do with C and B also with D concluding A is linked to D, but with this kind of software searching the web or analysing texts or other kinds of inputs (speech, video, ...) has a completly other dimension.

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    Sounds like a great idea on paper but computers will never have the human mind programmed into it, obviously. I'm going to visit their website and look into this more, because Artificial Intelligence has been a popular study of mine and way's to implement it continously are coming out.
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    With every action there is a reaction, either positive or negative. This type of program can certainly help everyone with finding information on the internet. This also scares me because it makes it that much easier for crackers to find vulnerabilities and exploit them in a malicous manner. Let's not forget the pedophiles(spelling) out there as well. But it could also help stop this kind of activity, it might find things like kiddie porn sites and the like. If you ask me, it's a double edged sword.
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    Greetings All:

    This is all very similar to the type of technology that the NSA has been using for years and years, on a much more sophisticated level.

    It will be very interesting to see what happens once such technology gets developed and deployed in the private sector as well.

    Honestly, I think the main problem on the private sector side of things isn't the development of the intelligent agents, but rather the type of raw computing power that it takes to make such agents useful. We'll probably continue to see a massive gap between public and private sector information analysis mechanisms until the hardware side of things manage to catch up....

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    Yep, JP that's true. However the idea of I.know with a huge database with possible relations between elements has only semantic / logical links, so the database can exist only out of 160.000 elements to gain a lot of info out of texts, combine this with several languages and you have a big database but still it isn't that enormous. Probably real time calculation of relations out of speech, video, texts,... needs a lot of raw computer power, probably more than private partners have. With some rendering time and the recent increase of computer power this AI search technology becomes in reach of more and more people?
    A dangerous or a wonderfull creation? It certainly creates a lot of possibilities

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    Interesting..........

    Honestly, I think the main problem on the private sector side of things isn't the development of the intelligent agents, but rather the type of raw computing power that it takes to make such agents useful. We'll probably continue to see a massive gap between public and private sector information analysis mechanisms until the hardware side of things manage to catch up....
    I hear what you are saying JP, but I think that the problem is somewhat "shallower"? It is all about beancounters ? I have come across many situations where an organisation would spend $50,000 of IT Department resource, rather than spend $5,000 and purchase the appropriate solution.

    The reason is simple, Mr. X, Y or Z would have to sign for the $5,000 and it would come off his annual budget/spend..................but the IT Department has been paid for anyway..........it is a "general overhead" and they are not held (bean)accountable for it?

    Now the public sector, particularly defence, are spending from the bottomless resource pit of taxpayers' money, what they borrow, print, and the rest (this is not a macro economics forum )

    My point is that at any one interstice on the time-space continuum, it is likely to be finance rather than technology that will be the limiting factor?

    Just my thoughts/reshuffled prejudices or whatever

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    I have a hard time seeing intelligence and management in such close proximity , and I'm a manager...


    This also scares me because it makes it that much easier for crackers to find vulnerabilities and exploit them in a malicous manner
    Currently, one doesn't even have to spell vulnerability correctly for Google to return relevent results, so I'm not sure how much easier it can get.



    The found knowledge is linked to the i.Know user profile. In this way, the user gets the most relevant knowledge-based and personalized search results.
    Pardon my cynicism, but that almost sounds like a nice way to target advertising also. But that's just picking out one line in what otherwise sounds interesting.

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