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2024 KMWorld Readers’ Choice Awards: Submit your nominations now!

It's time again to choose the best of the best for the KMWorld Readers' Choice Awards—the 2024 KMWorld Readers' Choice Awards nominations process is now open! This contest is unique because the winning products and services are selected by you, KMWorld's readers.

Cloud technology: A synergistic environment for KM and generative AI

Cloud technology may have become a commodity to some extent, but it is not a simple commodity. The technology that allows cloud computing to be dynamic and agile is composed of many interrelated components, which means that when one thing goes wrong, the problem can cascade.

KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management 2024

We think these companies play a pivotal role in shaping the future and bringing relevancy to how knowledge is harnessed and made useful across diverse sectors. They are committed to driving efficiency and effectiveness through KM to organizations of all types.

Promises and Perils of AI for Enterprise Knowledge Management

This survey reveals both excitement and trepidation around enterprise AI adoption for knowledge management. Long-standing problems around information access, data quality, and speedy acquisition of needed information are the puzzle pieces that AI has the potential to solve.

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Navigating the risks and challenges of AI (quickly): Create an AI governance program

A strong AI governance program is essential to ensuring compliance and reducing risk. An equally important benefit is that by developing the governance program at the same time the AI application is being developed, issues can be identified early, thus avoiding system redesign or rework on the tail end.

What you should know about cross-border data transfer laws

Multinational companies are generally aware of data transfer laws, but smaller ones just embarking on looking beyond country borders may not be.

KMWorld 2023 sees a sea change

Most of the papers presented at the 2023 conference did not report on what had changed. Instead, they assumed and predicted that there would be substantial change.

KM and AI: Experts look at what lies ahead for 2024

AI and dreams of its potential rocked this past year as companies moved quickly to embed and offer their own version of chat assistants, predictive and generative AI, and more

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The trust problem with GenAI

2023 has been the year of ultra-hyping GenAI, and who is paying for this deluge of marketing? Technology vendors that want us to buy it. Again, it's impressive stuff, but when we shift from selling to buying and ultimately using it, many tough questions need to be asked.

When is good enough enough?

Our goal should be to improve the quality of knowledge assets and their accuracy and relevance in use. Much of this will come from human expertise and effort, increasingly combined with the power of AI.

Truth, lies, and large language models

The good news is that the problem of chat AI's proclivity for hallucinating is well-recognized by the organizations creating these marvels, and they realize that it is a danger to the world and to their success, not necessarily in that order of priority. Until that problem is solved, chat AI engines need to lose their self-confidence and make it crystal clear that they are the most unabashed and charming liars the world has ever seen.

Are you data-driven or knowledge-driven?

We no longer need to blindly accept the output of even the most sophisticated AI/ML platforms. In fact, we should not consider any artifact, whether produced by humans or machines, as valid knowledge unless it contains not only supporting data and analyses, including provenance, but also an explanation of the underlying plausibility.

Knowledge Management Whitepapers

Extracting knowledge from your data:Learn how a semantic layer helps you find, access, integrate, and re-use your enterprise knowledge.

Unified Data Layer: Transforming Data Choas into Actionable Insight

2024 KMWorld Guide to KM Trends, Products, and Services

Unlocking the Power of Knowledge Management for Enterprise AI with Anzo and Knowledge Guru

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