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The intelligent web, also often referred to as Web 3.0, involves the idea that World Wide Web pages, sites and applications will continue to be imbued with artificial intelligence. This contrasts Web 3.0 from Web 2.0 – today's system of highly networked but not very artificially intelligent web apparatus.
Some of the groundwork of the intelligent web has already been laid – with protocols like JSON and the semantic web, there is a skeleton system in place for sharing data and managing data repositories in new ways. At the same time, artificial intelligence and machine learning are reinventing software. Cloud and software as a service are bringing those applications to the web. So it is only a matter of time before many of these technologies are wedded together, producing intelligent web design.
Experts have different ideas about what the intelligent web or Web 3.0 is going to look like – however, a general consensus is that the interface will change. Instead of being a passive environment where users “surf the web,” web applications will be more proactive, more functional and more capable of having conversations with users. Some of the design of the intelligent web mirrors the kinds of science fiction capabilities that humans assigned to robots as early as the 1970s or 1980s. In general, natural speech processing and other technologies will bring us radically different interfaces that stand to also be part of the intelligent web and other key advances.