Blog for the July 2018 seminar: Machines and Morality: Can AI be Ethical?

In discussions of AI, one issue that is often raised is that of the ‘black box’ problem, where we cannot know how a machine system comes to its decisions and recommendations. That is particularly true of the class of self-training ‘deep machine learning’ systems which have been making the headlines in recent medical research. Dr […]

The implications of blockchain for information management

Blockchain is a technology which was first developed as the technical basis for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but there has been recent speculation that it might be useful for various information management purposes too. There is quite a ‘buzz’ around the topic, yet it is too complex for many people to figure out, so it’s not surprising that the 6 July 2017 NetIKX seminar, ‘The implications of Blockchain for KM and IM’, attracted the biggest turnout of the year so far.

Blog for the June 2018 seminar in Leeds.

In June 2018, NetIKX held a seminar led by NetIKX in cooperation with ISKO UK.  We were proud to have a meeting outside London to offer more to our members.  Our main speaker, Ewan David, Talked about a particular aspect of the electronic medical records system.  He hoped that future development in this area would […]

Titus Oates claims that there is a Catholic plot against the King’s life

Trust and Integrity in Information

Trust and Integrity in Information An account by Conrad Taylor of the May 2018 meeting of the Network for Information and Knowledge Exchange. Speakers — Hanna Chalmers of Ipsos MORI, Dr Brennan Jacoby of Philosophy at Work, and Conrad Taylor. Fake News 1688: the ‘Popish Plot’. Titus Oates ‘revealing’ to King Charles II his totally […]

Tony Quinlan explaining how to interpret SenseMaker signifiers. The pink objects behind him are the micro-narratives we produced during the exercise, on ‘super-sticky’ Post-It notes. Photo Conrad Taylor.

Working in Complexity – SenseMaker, Decisions and Cynefin

Account of a NetIKX meeting with Tony Quinlan of Narrate, 7 March 2018, by Conrad Taylor At this NetIKX afternoon seminar, we got a very thorough introduction to Cynefin, ananalytical framework that helps decision-makers categorise problems surfacing in complex social, political and business environments. We also learned about SenseMaker®, an investigative method with software support, […]

First Meeting Outside London: Organising Medical and Health-related Information – Leeds – 7 June 2018

We have now planned our first meeting outside London. This will be in Leeds on Thursday 7 June and the topic will be Medical Information. The meeting will be a joint one with ISKO UK. Speakers will include Ewan Davis. There will be no charge for attending this meeting, but you must register. For more […]

Making true connections in a complex world – Graph database technology and Linked Open Data – 25th January 2018

Conrad Taylor writes: The first NetIKX meeting of 2018, on 25 January, looked at new technologies and approaches to managing data and information, escaping the limitations of flat-file and relational databases. Dion Lindsay introduced the concepts behind ‘graph databases’, and David Clarke illustrated the benefits of the Linked Data approach with case studies, where the […]

The Future of Work for Information and Knowledge Professionals

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of NetIKX, the November 2017 meeting was opened free of charge to people from related knowledge and information management organisations. It featured two speakers, Peter Thomson and Stuart Ward, and an extended panel session with questions from the audience. Peter Thomson on the changing world of work Peter Thomson is a […]

Taxonomy Boot Camp London

A 25% discount on the fee at the Taxonomy Boot Camp London (17–18 October) has been negotiated for NetIKX members. See http://www.netikx.org/forum/netikx-member-discount-taxonomy-boot-camp-2017 for the discount code.

Developing Effective Collaborative Knowledge Spaces

Conrad Taylor writes: During 2017, which is a 20th anniversary year for NetIKX, a number of eminent speakers have been invited to lead meetings, speakers who for the most part have addressed NetIKX before. At the meeting on 18 May 2017 the speakers were Paul Corney and Victoria Ward. Paul worked for 25 years in […]