Just as it does for the code behind software, opening up the data behind news stories and other forms of journalism has a number of benefits, including the fact that it’s easier to detect and fix errors — and it’s easier for others to expand and re-use the data.
To showcase the power of analytics and cloud technology, IBM Corp. this week launched a campaign called "Sessions" at the U.S. Open, which features an online experience that creates music out of tennis data. The experience is available on the U.S. Open website and lets users listen to music created from tennis matches.
Until recently, 99 percent of government data around the world was shrouded in darkness. But the vibrant open data movement, which is taking hold on just about every continent, has begun to radically change this. Now, government data is being unlocked and it’s helping citizens, communities, and companies connect and innovate with new insights and intelligence that will drive prosperity for years to come.
Open data' - the trove of data-sets made publicly available by governments, organisations and businesses - isn't normally linked to high-wire politics, but just may have saved last month's Indonesian presidential elections from chaos.
The World Bank and the Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will organize an interactive ideation workshop on Open Data to bring together key stakeholders, including government officials, development practitioners, health, education, agriculture, retail, and other subject matter experts, entrepreneurs, ICT firms, and academic and research institutions to discuss Open Data solutions for rural development and inclusive growth in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.