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Taipei Teams up with AWS to Encourage Big Data Application, Spur Innovation

Taipei Teams up with AWS to Encourage Big Data Application, Spur InnovationThe city government announced a venture with Amazon Web Services (AWS) on March 6 to promote the use of big data, a project that will allow Taiwan to strengthen its connection with the world through industry-government-academia collaboration.
The seven universities participating in the project include National Taiwan University, National Taipei University, University of Taipei, National Tsing Hua University, Feng Chia University, National Cheng Kung University, and National Dong Hwa University.
The city government has enrolled in the AWS Public Data Set program through the partnership. As a result, anyone can access and analyze big data shared by the city government utilizing AWS cloud services or other tools.
A total of 18 datasets, which are now available for applications, span info about bus arrival time, parking space availability, AirBox, among others. The seven universities also enjoy access to the AWS Educate program, which provides cloud services regarding AI and data analytics for educational purposes.

Application and analyzation of big data has become a global trend helping to stimulate the development of data economy, noted Deputy Mayor Charles Lin. Taipei City Government is the first in Asia to join the AWS Public Data Set program, which is also utilized by NASA, U.S. Census Bureau, and Human Genome Project.  
Information Technology Commissioner Lee Wei-bin believes that the initiative -- integrating Taipei’s open data, AI, data analytics, and IT talent empowerment -- will be conducive to the island accumulating its “smart capital” while speeding up industrial development.

Please visit https://taipeicity.github.io/data_taipei (Chinese) to learn more about the datasets available now through Taipei City-AWS collaboration.