The semantic web has been referred to as the next phase of the Internet. What this means is not agreed upon at this point, but it is safe to say that it will impact all humans as well as how they communicate with one another. Data has changed as well, and that is partly due to the semantic web.

Artificial intelligence that will match human intelligence will allow us to ask questions and find answers more easily by simply asking natural language questions to computers. This goes far beyond an everyday application such as Siri.

This interesting topic was inspired by Smart Data Collective in their article, “How Will the Future of Big Data Impact the Way We Work and Live?”

This advanced technology also changes the job market and futures of current students. The class of 2013 has different options than the class of 2010, and the class of 2016 will realize even more opportunities because of the current work in artificial intelligence.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.