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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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Chaitan Baru | Open Knowledge Network
The concept of an Open Knowledge Network (OKN) is one of the components of the National Science Foundation’s Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) Big Idea, with the objective of providing semantic information infrastructure. By encoding information and knowledge about real-world entities and their relationships, the OKN would enable next generation artificial intelligence-based technologies and applications, focusing in particular on science and engineering information. While large-scale knowledge networks have been deployed in services like Google Search, Amazon catalogs, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, and WolframAlpha, an open effort would expand this approach, enabling discovery of non-trivial information from multiple disparate knowledge sources for thousands of new topic areas in scientific and engineering information.
With this objective in mind, the NSF Convergence Accelerator announced a “track” on the Open Knowledge Network (Track A) in 2019. Twenty-one projects were funded in Phase I in 2019 and five were funded in Phase II in 2020. Multidisciplinary, multi-sector teams in these projects are addressing a range of issues including, programming environments for knowledge network creation, making hidden/implied geospatial information explicit in knowledge graphs, and encoding information in specific domains, viz. urban flooding, biomedicine, and court records.
Chaitan Baru is member of the National Science Foundation. He is currently a working at the Convergence Accelerator office and his talk is going to pertain to the Open Knowledge Network(OKN) program at the National Science Foundation. The panel discusses the background on OKN and its participation in the Convergence Accelerator program. NSF was trying set out a strategy to see how do they take data to knowledge and create an action based off of that data. Soon development of large knowledge networks based off of this conversation leading to subsequent meetings which led to workshops about this "Open Knowledge Network", which are knowledge networks that aren't specialized for certain companies cases but rather broad public use cases. Chaitan talks about several projects and gives an overview of OKN Convergence Accelerator program and the Open Knowledge Network activities. #knowledgegraph #knowledgegraphconference #knowledgegraphnetwork