Announcements As cybersecurity risks evolve, it’s more important than ever for organizations to be aware of emerging threats and developments. In the four-day Combating Cyber Threats… Read More »DSC Weekly 16 August 2022: You Are Your Business
Kurt Cagle has been the contributing editor for Data Science Central for two years, and will likely be the person you will interact with if you want to submit an article. Kurt is a published author with more than twenty books to his credit, and has been working as a technology editor for years, writing for Forbes, O'Reilly Media, IDC and others. He has also been a consulting information architect and ontologist with more than twenty years experience working with Fortune 100 companies and US and European agencies, and is a frequent speaker at conferences on data technologies.
One of the challenges that decentralized finance (and the web in general) faces is the need to uniquely identify a person, an organization, or a product. This, in general, is difficult because open identifiers are easily spoofed. Blockchain largely intended to combat this by creating self-sovereignty through a distributed algorithm that verified transactions were recorded and captured in multiple places.
When I was six years old, I remembered Nichelle Nichols appearing on our family television set as the young communications officer aboard the Starship Enterprise, NCC-1701. This was around the same time that I remember a grainy black and white image of Neil Armstrong stepping out of the Lunar Lander, wearing the bulky lunar space suit, and uttering the famous words, “One small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.” I wondered, at six, why they didn’t talk about womankind because Uhuru was on a spaceship, too, establishing first contact with the aliens even as everyone else was being thrown around the bridge by the alien photon torpedoes. Why wasn’t Uhura considered important enough to be included in that odd little spacewalk?
A century from now, historians will remark on a transformation that seemed subtle at the time but will have huge ramifications over time. Specifically, 2020 will be seen as the year when meetings became transparent.
Jena has long been seen as one of the most current reference implementations of such knowledge engines to date.
Announcements Achieving endpoint visibility to ward off the threat of a breach has never been more important than it is in the age of data… Read More »DSC Weekly 19 July 2022: From Knowledge Graphs to Transformation as a Service
Announcements Achieving endpoint visibility to ward off the threat of a breach has never been more important than it is in the age of data… Read More »DSC Weekly 12 July 2022: The Emergence of the Modern Studio Model
Facebook’s announcement last year about creating the Metaverse (and subsequent rebranding to Meta) kicked off a great deal of PR from the tech industry as… Read More »DSC Weekly 05 July 2022: Standardizing a Metaverse
Regular readers may have noticed that DSC Weekly didn’t come out last week. The reason was personal – a close relative of mine had a… Read More »DSC Weekly 28 June 2022: Strokes, AI and Cognition