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It Takes a (Data Science) Village: How GRMDS Fosters an Open Ecosystem

Jan 14, 2020 |

Openness is one of the hallmarks of modern data science – openness of data, of code, and of methods. By sharing our successes and failures with others, we raise our collective intelligence level beyond what we could each achieve individually. Read more…

U.S., China Jockey for AI ‘Lead’

Aug 19, 2019 |

The U.S. is maintaining its lead in AI development as China hustles and spends to catch up, outpacing its rivals in areas like AI funding, adoption and access to data. Read more…

Augmented Analytics Driving ‘Smart’ Data Market

Mar 11, 2019 |

Emerging tools like augmented analytics are expected to drive the “smart data” market to more than $30 billion over the next several years, a market forecaster predicts.

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U.S. Open Data Push Advances

Sep 20, 2017 |

The push for open government data got a boost this week with passage of a budget bill that includes language codifying open data requirements for the federal government.

Senate passage of the Defense Department spending authorization package included an amendment incorporating the text of the Open, Permanent, Electronic, and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act. Read more…

Exploring Governments’ Civic Data Connections

Aug 11, 2017 |

An individual data point is practically worthless by itself. Only when combined with other pieces of data can it contribute to the emergence of the bigger picture. For those in knowledge extraction industries, one of the biggest sources of data is our various government institutions that publish civic data. Read more…

TaxBrain Brings Open Data Science to Federal Models

Aug 10, 2016 |

Some of the most important decisions made in Washington D.C. are influenced heavily by sophisticated computer models refined over the course of decades. However, most of the models are proprietary, which hinders the ability to improve them and to weigh underlying assumptions that affect the results. Read more…

New Platform Visualizes Open U.S. Data

Apr 4, 2016 |

Federal agencies are sitting on tons of data, particularly in areas like healthcare, employment, weather and education. A new initiative called Data USA seeks to unleash this trove via a free and open platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes government data to help policy makers and executives better understand critical issues. Read more…

Peering In On the Pols with Big Open Data

Sep 17, 2015 |

It’s no secret that our government is using big data technologies to track and monitor the activities of regular citizens, ostensibly to protect our freedom. But data analytics can also be used to keep track of what our government is doing—or at least what the politicians and other lawmakers are up to. Read more…

Schools Get a Leg Up on Terrorists with Big Data

Apr 23, 2015 |

Governments around the world spend billions of dollars each year trying to prevent terrorist attacks, with varying degree of success. When preventative efforts fail, the next best option is to help potential victims prepare by predicting when and where attacks are most likely to occur. Read more…

Three Ways Open Data Could Make California Golden

Mar 26, 2015 |

While California is widely regarded as the high-technology hub of the world, the state lacks a cohesive open data policy. Last week, a non-profit think tank in the Golden State released a report detailing why the state government should adopt an open data policy. Read more…

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