Information is ammunition, data is the new gold.

This is true since the time of Sun Tzu, and we still haven’t figured it out.

A lot of time and money goes to help companies implement knowledge management. Given the number of distinct characteristics we aren’t able to offer solutions to cover 80% of the cases.

Now that we are living in the time of AI, the troves of information in websites, wikis and intranets can be refined into new nuggets of knowledge. Not just information, actual knowledge put into context of executing a task, making a decision. Just not in the way a school district asked ChatGPT which books should be banned.

And also, the new robber barons are coming for the gold. Not just their share, but the whole pot.

And there’s not much we can but at least assure that the information about us and our organisations are accurate. We have been doing Search Engine Optimisation for decades now, this is just the new version of that craft.

Cool people around

Knowledge management isn’t my field, but I have learned a lot from Ana Neves and Paul Corney

Ana Neves is the founder of Knowman, and she as done more than her share to help build a better web. She built Cidadania 2.0 a website that lists social and civic initiatives from citizens.

She also organises SocialNow, a unique conference on knowledge management and social tools for the enterprise

Paul Corney is the managing partner for “knowledge et al.”. His strenght is not just in the v theast experience across industries, it’s also in the way he’s alert about new trends in the horizon.

AI tools for this week

After a deluge of tools that get one task done, I am now seeing sites that promise to be a one-stop-shop for a field of use.

The latest one is that focuses on using the StableDiffusion, the open source version of DALL-E by OpenAI. Upscale images, fill in, remove text, change light, remove backgrounds.

On the horizon, the Hemingway app, that assists you in ensuring readability of your writting, is running a waitlist for their new AI features.

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