Scientists drown in a flood of pseudo-digitalized PDF articles and research is seriously flawed: results cannot be reproduced, peer-review is defunct, there is increasing redundancy. Global challenges (e.g. COVID19 pandemic) require interdisciplinarity and integrating bits and pieces from different disciplines. The ORKG connects various ideas, approaches, methods and results in machine-readable form. Thus, revealing new connections of knowledge and giving easy access to the state-of-the-art.

Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citizen Science, Covid-19, Digitalisation, Diversity, Engineering, Open Access, Science Communication

Sören Auer

TIB Leibniz Information Center for Science and Technology

Following stations at the universities of Dresden, Ekaterinburg, Leipzig, Pennsylvania, Bonn and Fraunhofer Society, Sören was appointed Professor of Data Science and Digital Libraries at Leibniz Universität Hannover and Director of the TIB in 2017. Sören strives to combine scientific excellence with high-impact societal applications. He is co-founder of high potential research and community projects such as the Wikipedia semantification project DBpedia, the OpenCourseWare authoring platform SlideWiki.org, the Open research Knowledge Graph and the innovative technology start-up eccenca.com.

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