BA Obras is an open government platform which visualizes more than 900 public works in the city of Buenos Aires in a simple and interactive way. This tool, created by the Ministry of Urban Development, Transportation, and International Relations, enhances transparency and accountability by allowing all city residents to access to updated information on public works. The … [Read more...] about Meet BA Obras: an open platform for monitoring public works
Open Source at the IDB
The latest posts related to working in open source for social and economic development as well as stories about how governments and citizens are developing and reusing software for the public in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Also, read more about the IDB's open-source initiative Code for Development.
If the topic of open source technology is new to you or you would like to learn about the resources we have created on this topic, you can use this page as a guide. Explore IDB knowledge and other resources related to the open source movement, public software development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the reuse of open digital tools. You can also learn about the … [Read more...] about Open source technology: concepts and applications
When it comes to thinking about how artificial intelligence works, at some level, all AI projects are primarily data projects. In order to help think about projects from this perspective, we’ve developed a model which breaks down the essential AI aspect of any project into three main phases: 1) Prepare the relevant data, 2) Train the algorithm(s) and 3) Test the trained … [Read more...] about How does AI work? Consider the Iceberg Model
This open-source tool developed in collaboration with the IDB applies machine learning to review the quality of data used to determine eligibility for social programs in Colombia and the Dominican Republic. One of the keys to implementing or evaluating a social program is having good data. And, in this sense, well-designed information systems for social programs are key to … [Read more...] about Meet the Atypical Data Classifier, a system to review data quality for social programs
At the IDB we are motivated to learn how open source tools for text analytics and other technology can help guide the task of finding relevant knowledge. With that in mind, we teamed up with the Institute for the Future to create SmartReader, a tool to share with others interested in open source collaboration and artificial intelligence. If you have ever worked on a … [Read more...] about Meet SmartReader, our open-source text analytics tool