I recently admitted that I’m A Hacker. Those here who’ve known me for years have laughed and/or yawned. I’m a systems guy: telecom, then energy, then social media, and lately I’ve been fooling around with knowledge engineering. If I get interested in something at all, I master it pretty quickly – the very definition of what a hacker is.
So this knowledge engineering is a broad, somewhat squishy field, much like social media. Both of these are a departure from the hard edged technical stuff I’ve done in the past.
The Wiki entry says this:
KE is an engineering discipline that involves integrating knowledge into computer systems in order to solve complex problems normally requiring a high level of human expertise.
One of the biggest problems we have, one that I’ve worked on here and there for over a decade, is attribution. Who did that? How did they do it? Where are they located? And if we’re really on our game we might even be able to answer the biggie: Why?
Sounds kinda wonky? Well, it is, but we lost a Congressman from our side of the aisle because we weren’t on top of this, and the United States might well go to war with the wrong country under another scenario.