US Government Opens the Kimono πŸ”“

Merry Christmas data nerds! 🎁

Congress has passed the OPEN Government Data Act, which should mean a bunch of new, shiny data to play with. And in a sector that could definitely benefit from what data analysis and machine learning could bring to bear. πŸ“œ

Find more datasets here.

Src: E Pluribus Unum

Lazy Faire πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

At the US government’s current rate of uninvolvement in the AI sector, China will overtake it in its quest for AI overlord status by the end of the year. At least when it comes to spending, the rest might not be far behind though. πŸ’°

One of the recommendations from a subcommittee is to expedite the approval of the OPEN Government Data Set. You know, giving citizens the right to data they actually own as taxpayers. πŸ™„

My hunch is that the way Trump deals with something he doesn’t understand (and might admit to himself he doesn’t understand) is to ignore it, thus the administration’s lack of a plan. πŸ˜–

Src: The Next Web

Dataset Database πŸ—„

What does ML want? Data! When does it want it? All the time! But specifically, whenever you are going to train, test, and deploy a model. Where do you get this data? I’m glad you asked! πŸ˜ƒ

Here is a collection of datasets I’ve come across. I’ll update it as I find more. βž•

Computer Vision

Autonomous Vehicles

Do you feel the need, the need for more data? Check out this list of 50 datasets from Gengo.

Updated: 06.30.18

Unbiased Faces πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘©πŸ½πŸ‘΄πŸΏ

IBM will be releasing a data set of faces across all ethnicities, genders, and ages to both avoid bias in future facial recognition systems and test existing systems for bias. Simply put, this is awesome. πŸ™Œ

It’s also interesting to see how ethics, fairness, and openness are being used as positive differentiators by major competitors in this new tech race. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Src: Axios