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Friday, March 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Web 3.0 and Human Computation: Ancient Mayan Legacy

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[Session will be presented in ENGLISH. Sesión será presentada en INGLÉS – Web 3.0 y Computación Humana: Legado Maya. SXSW Latin America programming hashtag: #sxswLatAm] The small country of Guatemala is contributing positively to the advent of web 3.0? This panel will share some of the research and projects from Guatemalan Artificial Intelligence Scientists and how a small group of a few hundred young engineers have churned out dozens of prototypes and concepts for semantic web ontologies that solve real world problems and dilemmas. The prototypes combine Semantic searches and Semantic Databases which are the base of Web 3.0. One can argue that “it was not in vain” that the Ancient Mayan people of Guatemala are known to have been the pioneers in the use of “zero” amongst all the great World civilizations. General theme of Web 3.0 to be covered by the panelists: The rapid growth and development of the Web has made it be unequally divided, ranging from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0, and even Web 4.0. Still today the main challenge is the “searching and presenting” of information. The explicit representation of the semantics underlying web resources will enable a knowledge-based web that provides a qualitatively new level of service. Automated services will one day assist humans in achieving their goals by "understanding" more of the content on the web and thus provide more accurate filtering, categorization, and search of information sources. Ontologies will play a key role.


Luis von Ahn

Carnegie Mellon University
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Javier Gramajo-Lopez

R+D Project CoordfundaTICsJavier Gramajo is specialized in artificial intelligence and semantic web. He currently serves as President of the ICT Commission within the National Council for Science and Technology of Guatemala. He is a distinguished scholar, fellow, and has been published... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
Hyatt, Big Bend

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