CNET reports that computer scientists and a growing collection of start-up companies are finding new ways to mine human intelligence in the goal of adding a layer of meaning on top of the existing structure of the web, which would make it less of a catalogue, and more like a guide. In addition, this research would provide the foundation for systems that can reason in a human fashion, with machines thinking for themselves instead of simply following human commands. This breakthrough has eluded scientists and researchers for more than half a century. Described as "Web 3.0," the effort is...

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