‘Explainability’ Makes AI More Intelligent and Successful

The Explainability debate is picking up steam. In a thought-provoking article published recently on Wired, David Weinberger commented: “Don’t Make AI Artificially Stupid in the Name of Transparency.” Instead, he argues for the technocratic approach of optimization. Dave Gershgorn at Quartz picked it up and provided an excellent synthesis in his article yesterday. I disagree […]

Creating Knowledge and Maximizing the Value of Data with Ontologies

“What a man doesn’t understand, he does not possess.” This is one of Goethe’s great maxims and it captures well the problems faced by organizations that handle a lot of data. Information in and of itself is not valuable if one cannot find it or understand it. Even worse, people may not even know they […]