When I think about "managing information" and using "information of many types and from many sources" I think about the different levels of interoperability of that information and the different types of AI and automation that occurs at different levels of interoperability. In this article, I introduce 4 levels of interoperability used in industries like Healthcare and the associated AI and automation that aligns with or is enabled by increasing levels of interoperability. These 4 levels of interoperability are critical to managing information and realizing the full potential of AI and automation for enabling a "holistic cyber defense machine". Foundational Interoperability (Level 1) – establishes the inter-connectivity requirements needed for one system or application to securely communicate data to and receive data from another. Foundational Interoperability lets the data transmitted by one system to be received by another.
I define creativity as the association between two ideas that one would not ordinarily consider a reasonable one to make but that works. I think that this is a rather simple thing to do for computers. I've been working on writing novels computationally for well over 10 years now and I'm still trying it, although I believe that within the next two to three years I will have broken its back and will produce 100,000-word novels in half an hour or so, novels that I think most people would consider to be creative. I can do uncreative short stories at this point, ones where the associations are routine and expected; they have occurred in many thousands of previous books. But I believe that in the near future my programs will be able to do creative ones.