Towards a Knowledge Graph economy. The Year of the Graph Newsletter Vol. 21, Summer 2020
These past few months have not been kind to any of us. The ripples caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are felt far and wide, and the world’s economies have taken a staggering blow.
Is there hope? And what’s that got to do with graphs, you might ask.
Knowledge graphs have become an iconic technology trend for a reason. Knowledge graphs exemplify the emphasis on knowledge, and connections. In the current state of the economy, knowledge-based and remotely delivered activities have an advantage over service-based ones requiring real-world interaction.
Whether this is necessarily a good thing is another issue entirely. In any case, we have to note the fact that knowledge graphs seem a natural fit for the unofficial title of the foundation on which a next-day economy can be built.