Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society. They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically collect every piece of useful information, they will need themselves, a huge (and growing) amount is available freely online.
Two years ago I wrote an article listing 33 sources of Big Data available for free online. Of course, in business technology terms that was a lifetime ago, so here’s an update with thirty new entries: 1. World Bank Open Data Datasets covering population demographics and a huge number of economic and development indicators from across the world. 2. IMF Data The International Monetary Fund publishes data on international finances, debt rates, foreign exchange reserves, commodity prices and investments.
Author: Bernard Marr