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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 irresponsible and unsustainable... 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 with the way... 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. However, becoming... 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 economists and technologists,... Read more
Legislation Limits NYC Drivers, But is Data Science Needed to Fix the Industry?
Taking a cab is now more of an expression than a reality with changing dynamics in the transportation industry; however, recent New York legislation changes take a stand against the decline of driver salary. But, without data science, they may not find the true solution.  On Aug. 14, New... Read more
GDPR and the right to be forgotten
General Data Protection Regulation The European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) was adopted in 2016 and becomes enforceable in May of this year. Article 17 mandates a right to erasure, more commonly called the right to be forgotten. A right to be forgotten is tricky. It’s not immediately clear what this... Read more