These open-source tools leverage machine learning and crowdsourced data for urban development in Latin America and the Caribbean “We don’t have data on that.” We hear these words repeatedly while working on urban development projects with cities and countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. This is problematic when we consider the region’s population is already 80% … [Read more...] about Presenting the Open Urban Planning Toolbox
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
By Geraldine Garcia, editor of the blog "Abierto al Público" and consultant at the Knowledge Management Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) So-called artificial intelligence is a science and a set of computational technologies inspired by the ways people use their nervous systems to feel, learn, reason and act. While advances in artificial intelligence have … [Read more...] about Is open artificial intelligence an upward trend?