Social media companies collect a lot of data about us – like who our friends are, where we live, and what topics we’re interested in. They assemble all this information into computer systems called knowledge graphs, which they use to find interesting connections between facts.
Australian governments collect a lot of data about Australia’s plants, animals, fungi and other organisms. A new Australian Government project, the Biodiversity Data Repository, is building a knowledge graph of Australia’s species and their habitats, threats, and conservation needs.
We will use the repository’s knowledge graph to help manage and protect our endangered species, like koalas and the Kaputar giant pink slug.