AI machine learning is impossible without data. The greater the amount of relevant data available, the better the predictive value is and so the more useful machine learning AI applications become. This means that access to data is crucial. In the Netherlands, data is often kept locked away, mostly for legal or commercial reasons. To break down those barriers, data sharing needs to be organised properly and responsibly, much better and more rapidly than what we’re accustomed to right now. More access to data means faster AI implementation and greater accuracy, resulting in better service. This is all based on confidence, understandings, more knowledge and our democratic principles.