S4 EP 8: Building the Digital Encyclopedia, with Jimmy Wales

When Jimmy Wales co-founded Wikipedia in 2001, he set out to create a universal, digital encyclopedia for all users. And he did. Today, Wikipedia is a global staple for anyone seeking general knowledge on millions of topics. Many know where Wiki has been; learn about where it’s going on the season four finale of the Webby Podcast.

Jimmy speaks with host David-Michel Davies on how the Wikipedia team is using language and machine learning, expanding public policies, and its new Wiki Data Project, to improve human knowledge across the world. Listen now.

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