In order to make knowledge and insight more easy to use, the concept of information should be smarter. This could be achieved by implementing the following four simple principles.
1. INFORMATION SHOULD BE TREATED AND UNDERSTOOD IN A DYNAMIC MANNER
Data, information and knowledge are evolving and maturing during the course of time. Sometimes, when knowledge spreads, it looses it’s original relevancy and power. Only some portion of information is kind of “static” in time. However, is is still subject to change depending of the context, location, purpose etc of application – i.e. it is dynamic. A good example of presenting dynamic info: http://emailclientmarketshare.com/. Via API-s we could include dynamic information directly into code in the future.
2. EVERY BIT OF KNOWLEDGE SHOULD HAVE TRANSPARENT AND NEWER TYPE OF INFORMETRICS (BIBLIOMETRIC PROPERTIES).
These should reflect:
- semantic objects and what is the relation between them,
- information maturity (hypothesis versus result versus meta studies),
- reliability (how likely the trait is to be measured),
- accuracy (method, statistical properties),
- context (where and for what to use, where not)
- + currently used bibliometrics – impacts of authors, universities and journals, citations, and other.
3. INFORMATION SHOULD BE FREE TO ACCESS AND EASY TO USE (AND UNDERSTAND) NOT ONLY TO HUMANS, BUT ALSO FOR MACHINES, ALGORITHMS AND AI.
In that manner, it is possible to apply knowledge more easily – sensors and AI will help us to determine specific contexts and remind us about important things to consider. In that manner, it is more effective and transparent to improve the quality and reliability of information.
4. INFORMATION AUTHENTICITY AND SECURITY PROOF
As we need to identify humans by ID, so do we need to identify information. Estonian e-ID platform is ideal for appliying also to IOT and IOE pieces – where only one layer are facts and information – the knowledge that corresponds to upper mentioned points. A new type of Certificate Authority (CA) can be established for certification tasks.