Descipher™ is focused on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). For the specialists and nonspecialists alike, STEM can sometimes be overwhelming and difficult to apply to everyday personal, professional, commercial, and governmental problems. Let us help you decipher the technical world around you. The hierarchy of STEM is as follows:
In recent years, the word "technology" has focused on computers, tablets, phones, and other devices. However, technology applies to all things that engineers create.
In the above hierarchical STEM Model, knowledge engineering is the use of computer technology to create knowledge products for decision-making. This is a skill set used to build AI applications. A similar hierarchy is relevant to this field:
The elements of this hierarchy are in constant flux because of a changing world making some elements irrelevant and because of findings that determine some of the elements to be false. Not all data are measured correctly, not all information is true, not all knowledge connections are made correctly, and not all decisions lead to good outcomes.
Our major effort has been to develop health applications using proprietary medical artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms based on medical knowledge elements from the peer-reviewed medical literature. This approach was conceptualized in the 1970's and prototyped in the 1980's when personal computers were introduced but, until recently, AI has not been popular, especially in the health field.
Over the past decade or so, our primary application, the Argo™ Clinical Decision Support System, has been generalized from a mathematical viewpoint, making the knowledge base and inference structure applicable to almost any subject matter and computer environment with relatively simple maintenance and small memory footprint. It is based on the published medical literature and is continuously updated.
Its features include the following:
to name just some of its properties.
With the recent popularity and access to artificial intelligence provided by OpenAI, we have developed a blog generator for STEM topics. These blogs are posted periodically under the Blog heading soon to be added here.