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WWAI: How is the Web Growing? Into a Social Super-Organism or a Mass of Disconnected Information?

Thursday, 1:45 - 3:30 pm
Room 515B

While the World Wide Web could become the nerve center for a social super-organism, it remains frustratingly rudimentary. Documents lack uniformity and integration; linking is unintelligent and unstable; interaction is limited, controlled by authors and browsers. However, things are changing. Advances in artificial intelligence could be applied to the WWW, transforming it to a globally distributed, massively parallel, wetware-oriented universe. Panelists from all areas of web development discuss this and other possibilities for the future of the web.


Robert Lisek
Fundamental Research Lab


Jonah Brucker-Cohen
Trinity College Dublin

Martha Carrer Cruz Gabriel
Universidade de São Paulo
Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

Alessandro Ludovico

Monika May
Colorado Technical University