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November 29, 2007



Could you add a link to the article?

Chuck Hollis

Sorry, Bill, that the link isn't working for you.

The entire URL I am using is: http://cfcr.ml.com/GetDoc.aspx?e=50O3tGj8KWAObsJX5dDLPqFDXh203EpLzSE9jJo91g4nPwdDrXPbOGPKBhnyXTn9d1VdNOBGy7vXnmBgsYIT1Q%3d%3d&ctbDocIDs=10662725&v=1&m=HGI2%2b%2fw3tp5fuAMPKxFwWaldRDg%3d

I've tried it from a few machines, and it seems to work ok -- you may need to wait a bit for the PDF to download. Let me know if you still have problems, please.


Jim Hatfield

The meta-metadata will exist, but we probably will not have to use it.

We, as humans, just can't make practical use of even metadata in data-sets as large as what is in use today and certainly in the near future.

AI is the only answer. Only an AI interface, who learns who we are and the context we want the data for, can interpret the metadata and meta-metadata to give meaningful results for human use.

Chuck Hollis

Yes, maybe, but --

AI is a wrapper term for wide range of technologies. I would offer that we probably have to be more specific as to the technologies, and -- more importantly -- how they will be productively used.

Given my age, I've been through the AI barrel more than once. And, let me tell you, so far the promise hasn't lived up to reality.

Maybe this is different.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Vero Beach, FL with his wife and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

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