Wikidata, a free and open knowledge database
There was a time, not so long ago, when a discrepancy in a piece of information could lead to a long conversation between friends and family. Now, those discussions are over with a quick internet search: how old a celebrity is, which football team won a...
Open data in health and education as high-value data?
When we think of open data our first intuition is usually directed towards data generated by public sector bodies in the exercise of their functions and made available for reuse by citizens and businesses, i.e. public sector open data or open public data...
Citizen science and open data to help society
Some time ago we talked about the power of citizen science to generate open data. As we explained then, citizen science initiatives seek to encourage citizens to contribute to various scientific activities and research through their efforts, knowledge...
The new opportunities brought by 5G
Over the last year we have heard about 5G on numerous occasions, often linked to hoaxes and fake news with no scientific basis that make us forget what is really important: 5G will mean an unprecedented technological revolution that will affect our...
Auto ML. A different approach to data science
It has been a long time since that famous article entitled “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” was published in 2012. Since then, the field of data science has become highly professionalised. A multitude of techniques, frameworks and...
3 developer communities that reuse data
The world of technology and data is constantly evolving. Keeping up with the latest developments and trends can be a difficult task. Therefore, spaces for dialogue where knowledge, doubts and recommendations can be shared are important. What are...
How do I know if my prediction model is really good?
A few weeks ago, we told you about the different types of machine learning through a series of examples, and we analysed how to choose one or the other based on our objectives and the datasets available to train the algorithm. Now let's assume that we...
Laboratories for innovation in data management
Current approaches to public policy-making that respond quickly to changing trends in technology are too often unsuccessful. Policy makers are often pressured to develop and adopt laws or guidelines without the evidence needed to do so safely and without...
Open data in the teaching-learning process
Open data is an increasingly used resource for the training of students at different stages of the education system and for the continuous training of professionals from all sectors. There is already little doubt about the growing importance of all the...
Importance of Data Cataloguing
Every day in the world, large amounts of data are generated that constitute an incredible potential for knowledge creation. Much of this data are generated by organisations that make them available to citizens. It is recommended that the publication...