Event at the British Library – Open Data: What’s the Use?
TalkScience@BL Open Data: What’s the Use?
A discussion with Professor Nigel Shadbolt
19 March 2013, 18.20 – 20.30
The British Library (Terrace Restaurant)
£5, Booking Required, Light refreshments provided. Booking is via the Box Office
Nigel Shadbolt is Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Head of the Web and Internet Science Group at the University of Southampton, and Chairman and co-founder of the UK Open Data Institute. He has a wide range of publications in fields ranging from computational neuroscience to the semantic web. In 2009 he was appointed by the Government to improve access to public sector information, leading to the open data portal data.gov.uk
Topics to be covered include:
• What is open data and what is its potential for scientific research and innovation?
• What are the economic, social and legal considerations for open data and do they matter?
• What will motivate organisations and individuals to make available their data for all to use?
• What are the areas where open data is already making an impact?
TalkScience@BL is a café scientifique style event where an expert provides a short yet provocative introduction, followed by a discussion amongst an informed audience. These events are for researchers from academia and industry, policymakers, research funders, publishers and all those with a stake in science.