By Jack Krupansky
Knowledge is a collection of information that has a meaning, above and beyond data or information, and is either explicit knowledge that can be transferred between intelligent entities to enable the recipient intelligent entities to learn the meaning intended by the sending intelligent entity, or tacit knowledge, which cannot be easily expressed and transferred.
We tend to distinguish between human knowledge and machine knowledge, although it can be argued that animals also possess knowledge that may be distinct from human or machine knowledge. Whether plants and inanimate objects possess knowledge is a matter of speculation.
See also: ignorance.
See the Merriam-Webster definition of "knowledge".
See the Wikipedia article for "knowledge".
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