Leonard Kleinrock of Wired reports, “[On Friday] in Hong Kong 24 new inductees were welcomed into the Internet Hall of Fame, which was launched by the Internet Society in 2012 to recognize individuals who have pushed the boundaries of technological and social innovation through the design and advancement of the global Internet. Because I was a member of the original inductee class, the Hall of Fame asked me to interview some of this year’s inductees about their visions for the future of the Internet, and what obstacles might stand in the way of these ideals. Hailing from Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America, these inductees provided interesting insights into how the Internet is likely to evolve over the next decade in their corners of the globe, and what we as a global society need to do to prepare for the coming challenges of this evolution.” Read more
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Reuven Cohen of Forbes recently wrote, “New audible interaction methods and API standards could be poised to usher in a new generation of web technology. Technology specifically tailored to interact with us as individuals rather than having us adapt to interact with the web. At the heart of this transformation is a new crop of technologies focused on natural language interaction through the use of verbal commands. In its most simple form, speech recognition is the ability to translate spoken words into text. The technology is certainly not a new concept; it has been around for almost 60 years. In 1954, the so-called Georgetown-IBM experiment was an influential demonstration of the first machine-based translation program.” Read more
A recent article comments on a statement made by Chris Anderson in Wired Magazine last year that “the web is dead.” The article states, “Ten months later, events have shown that he couldn’t have been more wrong. That’s not because the Web is still alive and kicking. To be fair, Mr. Anderson never argued that it would collapse, just that it would become irrelevant. That hasn’t happened and it’s looking less and less likely that it will. In fact, thanks to the Web’s amazing ability to evolve, we’re soon going to see more innovation than we have in a long while. In a few short years, the web will be more mobile, interconnected, data rich and visually exciting than anything we’ve had before.” Read more
A research center is looking for a Software Developer of Semantic Service Platform for Web, TV and Mobile in Austria. According to the post, “STI International Consultancy and Research GmbH (STI Research), a research centre based in Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria which contributes to the international semantic technology community, seeks applications for a software developer. Both students and graduates are welcome to apply. The position is available from anytime from May 2011 onward, with an initial duration of up to 2 years. An extension is also possible.” Read more
Did you hear that sound this week? The giant whooshing sound? There was a great disturbance in the Force, as if thousands of Semantic Web academics, implementors and enthusiasts sighed in unison and their critics were silenced. I believe something wonderful has happened.