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ISBN: 978-9948-846-29-1

15 Jun 2021
Lecture Paper (2)

Knowledge in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni

This paper provides a commentary on the value of knowledge in the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The semantics of knowledge provides the backdrop to the paper. The paper also dwells on the characteristics of the contemporary economy powered by knowledge and the frameworks that govern and manage it. The role that information and communication technologies have played in facilitating the knowledge management paradigms in recent decades is highlighted before transitioning into AI’s impact in the contemporary milieu. The socio-economic impact is deliberated upon regarding the K-CREDIT framework (Nadkarni, 2008), and the education sector is singled out for further scrutiny, given its criticality to the knowledge paradigm. The paper concludes by prognosing the evolution of Artificial General Intelligence and the relevance of knowledge in this context.


Dr. Sanjay Nadkarni’s domain interests are in the convergence space of analytics, digital, and sustainability in the services sector. His portfolio comprises applied research, advisory, and consultancy assignments for corporate, government, and multilateral agencies, in addition to his pedagogic practice, which includes visiting professorships at premier academic institutions in Asia and Europe. He is also a verified Dubai Futures Research Contributor. 


The recognition of his work is reflected in the awards and citations of merit he has received. Dr. Nadkarni’s focus is on developing and co-creating applied research and pedagogic practices that have a tangible impact on industry and society, an anti-thesis to the conventional academic ivory tower legacy. He is passionate about leveraging Industry 4.0 and democratizing data science to benefit small and micro-businesses and enjoys mentoring in social entrepreneurship.