By Walter R. J. Baets (auth.)
I am now not a born educational. I intentionally joined the ranks of academia at a reasonably past due degree as a common development from my expert occupation as an govt in what in these days used to be referred to as "decision support". My occupation had started within the telecom ahead of the times of deregulation in what one could name strategic making plans after which I moved directly to selection aid within the box of banking, constructing buying and selling room software program and hazard administration structures. As I built choice help platforms for genuine functions, the extra i noticed how very based those platforms are on selection layout. i started to question a few simple company assumptions. I felt more and more the necessity to evaluation the best way determination help platforms have been conceived on the time considering they not just restricted what possible do with pcs, but in addition restricted the decision-making potential of executives. I therefore made up our minds to take day trip from my specialist responsibilities for you to be capable to examine the 'whys and wherefores' in the back of decision-making. I skilled one more sadness at first of my educational profession as I famous the educational study sort winning in such a lot enterprise colleges. the tutorial neighborhood was once adhering to one of those learn method in keeping with a unmarried view of how people think.
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For our purpose, the second generation of AI tools will prove to be very helpful and stable enough to be of use in a business environment. Managers are not interested to experiment with new techniques. They want solid solutions for their problems. Only, in a few more years we may have to start learning all over again. The reader should now have enough detail to understand what knowledge is and how we can deal with it. Furthermore, it should have given some insight in what has been observed and researched in other sciences which can have effect in management.
Students in the same classroom learn different things from the same teacher who is teaching or from the group exercise they are doing together. A person will learn how to ski much faster in the snow with the skis on his feet than from a movie which he is watching at in some exotic warm place. Knowledge is not something which exists in its own right. Knowledge is part of a context and a process and the identifiable structure of knowledge may well account for only a limited part of the knowledge base of individuals or groups.
He observed that knowledge is not something which is present and resident in any system, but rather it is built up each time over and again, bottom-up. This is a remarkable observation and we will see that other scientists in other disciplines have observed very much the same. This goes against the common idea which many of us still have that knowledge is something one acquires via a teaching process. Once the knowledge is acquired we store it in our memory and we retrieve it any time we need to use it.