“We expect iiRDS to become the standard for the exchange of documentation in Germany and to expand successively into the rest of the world” – with these words Volker Römisch expresses his vision for iiRDS. What further goals he wants for the standard, you will learn in the interview directly from himself!
“We are shaping the future of the intelligent use and reuse of information,” says Joe Pairman in an interview concerning iiRDS. The answer to find out what this exactly means and what the iiRDS consortium wants to achieve is only one click away…
Interview with Cruce Saunders
Who haven´t heard about bots, AI and intelligent content the last 2 years?
But how big is the benefit when we make our content smarter? And how do we start? Content Engineer and Consultant Cruce Saunders says, that intelligent Content has the ability to deliver more than the investment you put into it.
That is a big chance. Let´s ask him, how we come closer to intelligent content.
If a child grows up with Augmented Reality (AR) all around, what notion will that child have about what is “real”?
In a world where fake news abounds, and is easy to produce, what can we do to know which news sources we can trust?
Information specialists have a potentially important role in developing how society responds to these questions, and how we educate ourselves to live well amongst them …
Ever since founder Wim Hooghwinkel started the Information Energy conference, it has been a place for innovation, cross-disciplinary exchange, and unexpected surprises. This year, the conference takes a new turn, while maintaining its tradition of innovation and silo bridging.
Interview with Dr. Stephan Sigg
To answer our questions about the future, such as what is possible or when will we be living in a world of ubiquitous computing, we have to ask those who are sitting and working next to these future technologies, like Dr. Stephan Sigg.
Let´s dive deeper and take the opportunity to talk with him and try to get closer to our questions.
When you hear about iiRDS for the first time, it will probably seem quite complicated – it was the same for me. So to understand it better, let’s strip it down to a machine everybody knows from everyday use: Why not use a coffee machine in order to explain the highly technical standard?
At the Information Energy Day at tcworld in Suttgart, the level of exchanges between attendees and speakers demonstrates that chatbots are indeed the technology that a lot of companies are trying to embrace. It also confirmed that professionals from the techcomm world have a key role to play alongside the technologists putting them together.
It seems likely that artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-driven chatbots will play a key role in helping users in the future. So what does this mean for technical communicators and for User Assistance? In this article Ellis Pratt gives an insight into:
- What are Chatbots?
- Making a Chatbot
- What Does This Mean for Technical Communicators and for User Assistance?
If you want to download this article free as PDF click here.
A lot of the industry has already adopted VR as a design platform for their projects. The purpose often remains the same: to review a project before committing resources to it. Let´s take a look on these 3 clips with Awane Jones:
- HTC Vive – VR Interior Design Experience
- VR & The Future of Car Design
- The Lab at Google Cultural Institute
Contextual help is a term that has been around for a long time, but until now it means little more than being able to deliver a block of information based on position to everyone, regardless of the task each is doing. While this is a laudable approach, it is far from the notion of contextualisation we would like to see emerge around Information 4.0.
About the meaning of contextualization in Information 4.0, content prediction and mapping knowledge & experience …
Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have changed technical documentation. Users now read small chunks of information that match their context, task, or role. Instead of classical documentation, we now need information that is modular, neutral with respect to format, and accessible via metadata and full-text search…