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A Fiscal State of the Union with Visual Storytelling
Visualizing the FY2021 US Government Budget and Current Financial State Have you ever wondered where your tax dollars go? How the government makes money? Recently, President Trump released the FY2021 government budget. Politics takes over as Democrats jump on the massive spending and defense budget as... Read more
Creating An Open Data Infrastructure For Better Public Services
Open data is changing the way societies are governed by helping create transparent initiatives. Creating an open data  infrastructure at public offices is a major step towards welfare—here’s the architecture that allows public officials to become more transparent. Recently, the tech data community has been concerned... Read more
How Are We Solving Inequality with AI?
When people talk about artificial intelligence, they often praise it as an unemotional, efficient task manager, and, to an extent, that’s what it is. But when we think about it in bigger terms than Siri or Alexa, we can see real ways people are solving inequality... Read more
Why the Government of Tomorrow is Also a Data Organisation
Nowadays, every organisation is a data organisation. This not only applies to commercial organisations, but also to governments. Governments at every level – local, regional, national and supranational – should take a different approach to organise their activities. [Related Article: Top 10 Big Data Blunders Part... Read more
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Practice: Anomaly Detection in Army ERP Data
Overview Assessing and improving readiness remains a significant priority for the United States Army. With this priority in mind, the Army recently launched a project to enhance its supply chain data environments by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The Army’s... Read more
The Need For Mission Critical Text Analytics
“There’s simply too much textual information available for human beings to find or analyze it by themselves. Machines must help,” said Chris Biow, the senior vice president of Global Public Sector at Basis Technology. A 20-year text analytics veteran, Biow started his career in the space... Read more
Meet Aurora – Finland’s AI Assistant Answer to Siri and Alexa
In December 2017, Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment released its first report outlining the country’s artificial intelligence strategy, “Finland’s age of artificial intelligence – Turning Finland into a leading country in the application of artificial intelligence.” Authored by a steering committee of leading Finn... Read more
Data Privacy Regulation is Coming to California. Here’s What Data Scientists Should Know
In June, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, marking the most significant data privacy regulation in the United States to date. The Act, codified as AB 375, won’t come into effect until January 1, 2020. But already, some... Read more
Why Every Business Should Have a Data Protection Officer
It’s been over a month since the tumultuous installment of GDPR. This marks a sea change for data protection and privacy regulation worldwide. But in contrast to the commotion during the lead-up, the first month of the GDPR era has been mostly silent. Brussels has yet... Read more
Google Announces New AI Ethos Following Project Maven Debacle
Google will cease work on the US Defense Department’s Project Maven when its contract expires next year, ending a controversial partnership between the tech giant and the military. The ensuing controversy has captivated data scientists and the public, embroiling the company in the ongoing debate about... Read more