Semantic Web and AI?

Just midnight thoughts: It has occurred to me (and not for the first time) that the common understanding of what the Semantic Web is seems dangerously close to Artificial Intelligence. In fact, to solve problems like automatic data and process integration and useful reasoning, I feel we require something equivalent to strong AI (human-equivalent), even though I can't quite formalize this feeling.

I have said numerous times (with tongue strongly in cheek) that Semantic Web is the new name for AI, to get more money.

But as the Web is a useful (albeit unreliable and perhaps somewhat hacky) constraint of the great hypertext systems envision earlier, the Semantic Web should also be a useful (if somewhat unreliable and hacky) constraint of AI. Do we know the constraints?

Posted at 2346 on Sat, Mar 19, 2005 in category Ideas | TrackBack