For decades now, we have been feeding the Internet with petabytes of information of all kinds. The amount of data is indeed so massive and varied that it is not feasible for humans to make sense of it using current processes and standards. What to do then?
Successful management, exchange and interpretation of knowledge in an ever-growing information tsunami will depend on highly automated methods dealing with combined data. This will require artificial intelligence but also robust and informative ways to store and disseminate data and metadata. Here is where one crucial concept shows up: FAIR Digital Objects (FDOs). FAIR is about making data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable both for humans and machines.
FAIR digital objects have shown key capabilities to simplify and scale the use of data across domains, increase trust in data and ease the handling of high volumes of information.
The developments are there. Now we need widespread consensus.
The 1st International Conference of FAIR Digital Objects will bring together for the first time at this scale key technical, scientific, industry, and science-policy stakeholders with the aim to boost the development and implementation of FDOs worldwide.
Visit www.fdo2022.org to know more about FDOs and join us in the endeavour to transform the Internet into more than just a data space: into a meaningful data space.