During both days five teams competed by applying their data science skills to work on a number of image recognition challenges. Ger Baron, Chief Technology Officer at the City of Amsterdam, and Tamas Erkelens, Program Manager Data Innovation, aim to get insights so Amsterdam can grow to become a more responsive city. You’ll find the after-movie here:

Did you know that the City of Amsterdam makes its data openly available? One of the available data sets is a set of high-resolution panoramic images. 

During the Dutch Data Science Week,  data scientists worked on four cases:

– Neighborhood developments (gentrification and commercialization)
– Citizen reporting (notifications)
– Asset management
– Law enforcement (from advertising taxes to hospitality nuisance)

The data scientists applied image recognition to spot what the local government should do to make Amsterdam’s residents happier. For example, detecting street advertisements in Amsterdam. 

The city of Amsterdam selected the most powerful use case to deliver impact for citizens of Amsterdam.