Wikimedia Deutschland’s latest project, Wikidata, has made some exciting announcements regarding funding and the project’s planned development. According to a new release, “The initial development of Wikidata is being funded with a major donation of 1.3 Million Euros, granted in half by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence ([ai]²). The institute supports long-range research activities that have the potential to accelerate progress in artificial intelligence. It was established in 2010 by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen, whose contributions to philanthropy and the advancement of science and technology span more than 25 years.” Read more