We had imagined a magical world of enchanted objects, freely interacting to create benefits for everyone. Was this just a fairy-tale hope?
The emerging world of interoperability, findable objects, virtual twins and FAIR principles* looks promising.
Has sharing data come of age or will it remain an altruistic fiction? Is there a ‘fairest of them all’ or will the fairy-tale mirror simply reflect the ugliness of a dangerous world?
This online SIG event brings together speakers with practical experience of ground-breaking technologies that cause us to think in a completely new way. They draw on real world examples and some early-stage implementations that are already having a major impact.
*In 2016, the ‘FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship’ ;were published in Scientific Data. The authors intended to provide guidelines to improve the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of digital assets. The principles emphasise machine-actionability (i.e., the capacity of computational systems to find, access, interoperate, and reuse data with none or minimal human intervention) because humans increasingly rely on computational support to deal with data as a result of the increase in volume, complexity, and creation speed of data. Further information please visit: https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/