n Lab Management & Science - Putting our house in order - editor's note

Volume 38 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2617-9431


One of the most interesting comments at the recent Science Forum South Africa was made by European Commission delegate Vladimír Šucha, whose quip that a new scientific paper is published every 20 seconds emphasised how rapid our rate of knowledge acquisition has become. The problem is not that our knowledge is increasing so quickly – the more the merrier – but whether we are able to accurately internalise this new information at a sufficient rate. Šucha believes that our acquired knowledge should be filtered through advanced knowledge management systems so that it can benefit the rest of us and inform policy decisions, although one wonders if machine learning programmes could reach meaningful conclusions about this information. It seems intuitive; after all, that only humans can decide what is of value to humans.

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