Gopher Protocol is a company specializing in the development of internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) enabled mobile technologies. Recently they announced they are developing Avant! dynamic ontology system in order to enable genuine “understanding” of natural language processing data. Globe Newswire brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Gopher Protocol Develops a Dynamic Ontology System for Avant! AI.

An ontology is a set of concepts and categories in a subject area or domain that possesses the properties and relations between them. The word ontology seems to generate a lot of controversy in discussions about AI. It has a long history in philosophy, in which it refers to the subject of existence. It is also often confused with epistemology, which is about knowledge and knowing.

Typically to build a robust ontology, even at this small scale, is a very complex task. They are creating a dynamic ontology for Gopher’s Avant! AI, which can scale and adapt to learn new information, adding it to its ever-growing knowledge base.

Melody K. Smith

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