Wikipedia is now drawing facts from the Wikidata repository, and so can you — Tech News and Analysis
It’s worth noting that the initial funding for Wikidata’s development has come from Google, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Ultimately, Wikidata is precisely the sort of venture that is needed to feed the nascent semantic web and AI movement.
It’s far from the only venture in this space – I’d also recommend keeping a close eye on Google’s Knowledge Graph
, which powers Google Now, and Wolfram|Alpha
, which partly powers Siri – but all these (often intertwined) projects are essentially trying to do the same thing: to turn facts into something that machines can understand.
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