According to wikipedia,
Humans are capable of using the Web to carry out tasks such as finding the Irish word for “directory”, reserving a library book, and searching for a low price for a DVD. However, one computer cannot accomplish all of these tasks without human direction, because web pages are designed to be read by people, not machines. The semantic web is a vision of information that is understandable by computers, so computers can perform more of the tedious work involved in finding, combining, and acting upon information on the web.
The service is currently in beta, you can register your interest by submitting your email on their website. It is well worth looking at the implications for this in a world where singularity is rare and our ability to ‘find’ information with the available time we have diminishes hourly. I am hoping Judy O’Connell will be able to give attendees at the MQLTC2010 conference her insight into where information is heading. I admit, I’ve been hearing the term, but spend almost no time looking into it. I’m going to rectify that after watching this video. Thanks Judy for the heads up on this video.