At its core, Locus is a data analytics company. The power of the Locus standardized functional language is the ability to find, analyze, disambiguate and connect disparate parts of the global economic and business information. Where the Theory team is developing and refining the framework and language, the Data team is developing the technology underpinning the functional information-based applications.
Machine Learning: A key responsibility of this group is building the machine learning methods to translate a variety of data about economic entities into our universal framework through the Locus Classification System. In doing so, they are building the tools to enable the rest of the team to process the vast world of economic data into an easily queryable and accessible form.
Analytics: The other key area of the Data team’s work is the development of analytic tools used to navigate economic databases based on Locus’ Functional Information System (FIS)™. The Data team is leading the effort to develop novel tools to explore and analyze the economic world through the Locus lens.
Through this work, we aspire to uncover the underlying structure of the global economy. In so doing, we hope to enable a new genre of policy makers, businesses, entrepreneurs, workers and future economic hackers.