Open data has the potential to spur innovation and create jobs, across many sectors. That is the one key reason why President Obama signed an executive order this spring that mandates that going forward, all government data must be in machine readable format.
This is a worthy goal, and reaching it will be full of challenges.
One challenge Canon and Captricity are working to solve is getting data trapped in paper forms into machine readable format.
Canon produces a wide range of industry-leading scanning technology. Captricity offers a powerful machine-learning and human verification platform that transforms scans into machine-readable data fast, with 99% accuracy.
Together, we can help move the needle on Open Data.