Web 3.0: The Common Sense Internet

Their goal is to add a layer of meaning on top of the existing Web that would make it less of a catalog and more of a guide — and even provide the foundation for systems that can reason in a human fashion. That level of artificial intelligence, with machines doing the thinking instead of simply following commands, has eluded researchers for more than half a century.Referred to as Web 3.0, the effort is in its infancy, and the very idea has given rise to skeptics who have called it an unobtainable vision. But the underlying technologies are rapidly gaining adherents, at big companies like I.B.M. and Google as well as small ones. Their projects often center on simple, practical uses, from producing vacation recommendations to predicting the next hit song.

Read Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense from the New York Times. and loads of web commentary:

Web 2.0 potential unmet, say experts from C|Net
What’s next after Web 2.0? from ZDNet
Web 2.0 isn’t dead, but Web 3.0 is bubbling up from ZDNet
The Web grows up from ZDNet
Will Web 3.0 be in the green? from ZDNet
Web 3.0? Gimme a break from ZDNet
Welcome Web 3.0! from Nicholas Carr’s RoughType

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