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Connecting the Knowledge Ecosystem Founded in 2019 at Columbia University, The Knowledge Graphs Conference is emerging as the premiere source of learning around knowledge graph technologies. We believe knowledge graphs are an underutilized yet essential force for solving complex societal challenges like climate change, democratizing access to knowledge and opportunity, and capturing business value made possible by the AI revolution.
KGC bridges the gap between industry, which is increasingly recognizing the necessity of integrated data, and academia, where semantic technologies have been developing for over twenty years. Our events, education, content, and community efforts facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse groups, and increase awareness, development and adoption of this powerful technology.
Conference – bridging the gap between research and industry
We organize workshops and tutorials to progress a number of Tech4Good themes, targeting objectives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. At our most recent conference, 530 attendees participated, representing over thirty industries across forty-two countries. Speakers ranged from Bell Labs pioneer John Sowa to Morgan Stanley, AstraZeneca, and leading academics from Europe and USA. A variety of workshops and tutorials were also given, including several on tech4good themes–from the UN SDGs to personal health graphs and fake news.
KGC Vision and Values
Our goal is to build the community and become a leading source of learning around knowledge graphs.
We will achieve this by engaging and convening industry leaders and innovators, across sectors.
We will focus on the diversity of perspectives:
Professional Diversity: Industry practitioners, Business Users, Faculty, Scientists, Students
Gender & Age diversity
We will gather, share and publish content to increase learning.
We will build the community online and in-person through our content, meetups and conferences.
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Web-Scale Data Integration in Life Sciences and Healthcare through KGs
Biomedical data and knowledge are expanding exponentially in the 21st century. In this talk, I will present how Knowledge Graph technologies are increasingly being developed and leveraged in academia and industry to tackle complex data integration challenges in life sciences and healthcare. I will showcase how these technologies are currently being used in several different areas, such as drug discovery and safety, clinical search and decision support, biomedical research, and disease monitoring. These technologies, in conjunction with machine learning methods, enable the capture, representation, and provision of ever evolving and expanding biological and medical data and knowledge. I will end the talk with my perspective on some of the major bottlenecks that currently hinder the wide-spread adoption of knowledge graphs and discuss some of the next directions and technical solutions to mitigate these bottlenecks. Eventually, these technologies will enable the development of scalable platforms that can support artificial intelligence methods for augmenting human intelligence to achieve better clinical outcomes for patients, to enhance the quality of biomedical research, and to improve our understanding of living systems.