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Brain Workshop Meets Cloud

The Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle and the University of Washington recently hosted a two-week, intensive workshop on computational neuroscience. It offered advanced graduate and post-graduate students an introduction to the current state of the neurobiology of sensory processing, including anatomy, physiology, and neural coding. For the first time, attendees had the opportunity […]

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How the Nonprofit Open Data Collective Came Together to Work on IRS 990 Data in the Cloud

Form 990 is used by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to gather financial information about nonprofit organizations. In July 2016, the IRS started making electronic IRS 990 filing data available via the AWS Pubic Datasets Program. By making electronic 990 filing data available in this way, the IRS made it possible for anyone […]

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Artificial Intelligence for Startups

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere in our day-to-day lives – whether it’s ordering household products, searching the Internet, playing music, providing weather forecasts, or many other tasks. Entrepreneurs all over the world are also embracing solutions AI can offer by improving efficiency and making their products more user-friendly and accessible to consumers. At Amazon, we’ve […]

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Open Earth Observation Data for a Changing Planet

A guest post by Steven Ramage, Group on Earth Observations (GEO) The environment is measured with precision through Earth Observation (EO) satellite and in-situ – and the global community is leveraging this investment by accessing the information for free. The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), developed over the last decade, makes more than […]

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Announcing USAspending.gov on an Amazon RDS Snapshot

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) aims to make government agency spending more transparent to citizens by making financial data easily accessible and by establishing common standards for the data all government agencies collect and share on the government website, USAspending.gov. We are pleased to announce that the USAspending.gov database is now […]

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Solving Problems with Open Data Imagery: Q&A with DigitalGlobe and HOT

This week at SatSummit, DigitalGlobe, Inc. announced a push for open data imagery to solve challenging problems that involve location, mapping, and intelligence. We spoke with Kevin Bullock, Director of Business Development at DigitalGlobe and Cristiano Giovando, Director of Technology of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Check out the below Q&A to learn about what they […]

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University of Muenster Creates openSenseMap to Engage with Citizens and Students

From the home to the classroom, University of Muenster works to engage citizens and students with scientific learning. As part of this effort, the university recently created the openSenseMap, an easy-to-use, open application platform built for the publishing of open sensor data. With the openSenseMap, University of Muenster relies on sensors to collect geographic and […]

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