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DAT is an exciting new concept – an app that allows users to give their views on a range of current affairs and trending topics, compare those with others and have them combined with big data sets to create insights and understandings that were previously impossible.

Western Sydney University, in partnership with Dimension Data, is creating a data multi-verse. Technology allows us to access enormous amounts of information anytime, anywhere. The problem has been that understanding it all is complex – there is no simple way to consolidate it, nor validate the insights generated with the real-life experience it aims to represent, DAT changes this paradigm. DAT enables users, including students and the general public, to submit their opinions on a range of topics. Those perspectives will be connected with big data sets, and then interrogated to establish new and interesting insights into everyday life.

Through the months of February and March 2018, a live trial of the new user app will be conducted. This trail will run concurrently with our partners Deakin University, Bond University and The University of Newcastle. The experiment will give you the opportunity to share your views on the news of the day and compare those with other users in an easy, interactive way. It's free to join the experiment and participants will have the opportunity to win prizes great prizes.

The project will be open for a month and will ask you to respond to a range of current issues and trending topics. All you need to do is download the free app from the Apple App Store or Android Play and you'll be ready to get involved.

The app is available to download from the app store. If you would like further information, just email dat@westernsydney.edu.au