Upcoming Information 4.0 events

Documation 2018 in Paris

The information 4.0 day at Documation 2018 will help us understand more about the parts of AI we can use, the way to design conversational bots and deal with governance.

The full program is visible here.

Evolution of TC 2018 in Sofia

At this conference, we will deal with the technology that what works in 2018 and what doesn’t yet and what may soon. We need to help technical writers and content managers sift through all the hype out there and imagine where they need to concentrate their efforts.

Register now to attend. See the full program.

Success of Information Energy 2018

Information Energy 2018 in Amsterdam was very successful. We will be announcing the next events in this theme in Stuttgart and preparation for 2019.

All Information 4.0 events

You can check out all our past and future Information 4.0 events on the Events page. This will help you find out where consortium members are intervening.

What is Information 4.0?

Information in cohabitation with IoT, Chatbots, and the future AI

Information is an integral part of emerging technology. The concept of 4.0 first started by examining how information is dealt with in Industry 4.0 and then expanding it to the emerging high-powered technologies around us. Information 4.0 examines the form, production, interaction and curation of this information component. It also examines the changing and emerging information roles.

A new definition

To better understand Information 4.0 we came up with this core definition in 2016:

  • Molecular – no documents, just information molecules
  • Dynamic – continuously updated
  • Offered rather than delivered
  • Ubiquitous, online, searchable and findable
  • Spontaneous – triggered by contexts
  • Profiled automatically

This definition, in its embryonic state, needs to be confronted with real-world usage.

Autonomous but dependant

In its basic definition, Information 4.0 is autonomous. The environment in which versions of the same information molecules or volatile compounds are accessed is determined by the technology surrounding it and the consumer. This becomes a relationship which affects the information itself. This relationship will need to be codified.

It goes beyond the simple notion of media in terms of purpose and requires new codes of communication.

Context-driven

Information 4.0 is defined and assembled into valid compounds based on a context. The context itself in dynamically determined by levels of location, process and experience. This requires defining a contextualising model across the industry.

A contextual model, engines for computing it in real-time and normalisation of its design for multiple participant technologies and the information itself all need to be defined or designed.

Human and non-human roles

The majority of information is produced by humans today. It can be predicted that this factor will change as we approach valid AI. A production environment for information compounds integrating molecules of human and non-human origin makes us want to define the boundaries and margins of this interaction. Beyond understanding the process and what it entails, we may be faced with broader ethical questions we need to address

What is the Information 4.0 Consortium?

We are an international group of people seeking to bridge the divide between technology and content.

Birds of a feather

A common denominator among members of this consortium is the ability to look ahead and step outside the box. A lot of us have a humanist approach, even in highly technical environments. Most of us see the current state of the art as an opportunity to shape information for tomorrow.

Embracing change

Change is challenging. For the information industry, it usually means just embracing it, while technology tends to induce it. To ensure proper information handling tomorrow, we believe that we not only have to embrace change but provoke it.

Making sure it’s user-centric

Tomorrow’s technology driven world must be user-consumer centred or we will have missed out on mastering a major change in the human relation to information. The real issue is understanding that as we move to AI-driven technology the equation must remain HI-AI (human and artificial). For a long time yet, the intelligence in AI is human.

Our main sponsors

TECH’advantage is the founding sponsor of the consortium and a believer in what we do from the beginning. TECH’advantage is highly specialised in software development and maintenance in the Oil & Gas industry. It has also developed edc – easy doc contents,  a web-based editor for software embedded help creation, based on the principles of context and molecularity.

www.tech-advantage.com

Our charter

Our charter, for now, is simple.

It will be shaped by the members.

VISION
UNDERSTANDING
IDEAS
PROJECTS
FINANCING

Our Work

The following areas of activity will be dealt with as we move forward.

Think tank

Think is a free space for contributing ideas and confronting them.

The big picture

This is all about not losing track of our core humanist values as we move to a world where information is more controlled by machines.

Bridging silos

This is all about trying to bridge silos between industry sectors, especially between technology and information

Technology

Technology innovates exponentially. Survival is about understanding it and its effect on us.

Research made practical

A lot of research projects are sitting in drawers. This is about getting in touch with them.

Defining our future

It is up to us to define how information participates in the technological revolution.

General discussion about the consortium

This is all about not losing track of our core humanist values as we move to a world where information is more controlled by machines.

Education research and development

For adults as well as children, our challenge is to make good use of technology, and learn to live in a world of "intelligent" agents

Our partners and sponsors

Partners

Partner organisations play a key role in moving forward.

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Sponsors

Sponsors support our activity financially.

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Since June 20, 2017
The consortium has 231 members

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