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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This is an important (if self-serving) article that looks at how the development of foundation models in artificial intelligence will (once again) change the way we look at data. It's the latest transformation in a series that began with documents, then relational databases, graphs, vector databases, and now, foundation models. Now it's true that "the latest advancements in knowledge representation really do usher in a steep increase in technical sophistication and complexity." But the greatest skill will be demonstrated by those not lost in the complexity but those able to make these concepts accessible - at least at some level - to the people who need to work with the data. As for me - well, the learning never stops. This article doesn't make things easier, but it lays out the territory. If you're with me, have a go at it, follow the links, but be OK with not understanding it all (he's not trying to make it easy).

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