The video of Kalev's opening keynote address at the Charleston Library Conference this past November is now available.
What 48 hours of global news images tell us about the most popular web servers powering news websites (NGINX is beating Apache and Varnish is quite popular), the new industry’s use of CDNs (they’re not as popular as you might think) and dynamic content targeting (when JPEGs become WEBP). Read The Full Article.
As Twitter considers creating a subscription Tweetdeck offering, could its latest moves portend a future in which it reorganizes into a broadcast medium for elites with an optional “comment” feature for ordinary folk? Read The Full Article.
Deep learning was a huge focus of Google’s annual cloud conference, from its hosted AI platform to the company’s myriad pre-built “just works right out of the box” services – the world’s most advanced AI systems are now just an API call away. Read The Full Article.
One of the most incredible aspects of working in Google's cloud environment is that no matter what you need, chances are Google likely has already built a tool to do it. As we role out GDELT 3.0 across our backend infrastructure, we've been particularly interested in increasing not only our realtime visibility into GDELT's myriad moving […]
Facebook’s latest attempt to fight fake news is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of basic psychology and showcases that Silicon Valley still struggles to understand the real world of real people. Read The Full Article.
Alphabet Jigsaw’s latest release “Protect Your Election” offers a powerful glimpse at what’s possible when Google’s externalization of security to the cloud is in turn externalized to government. Read The Full Article.
If the accusations against Russia are to be believed, it masterfully wielded a few hundred trolls and a botnet or two to sway an American presidential election – what does this tell us about the ever-growing power of social media to shape how we think? Read The Full Article.
From its custom-designed Titan TPM and closed supply chains guarding its data centers to its instant 2-factor authentication and IAP and DLP offerings for the enterprise, security was a central theme of Google’s annual cloud conference this month. Read The Full Article.
Reflecting back on spending last week at Google’s Next ’17 cloud conference, one of the greatest themes of the conference was the transformation of the cloud from hardware to an externalization of cloud companies’ services and experts. Read The Full Article.
In an era in which Snowden and Wikileaks have laid bare the extent to which the US Government penetrates foreign and American companies for espionage, is it hypocritical to charge other countries for the same thing and is Microsoft right about needing a Digital Geneva Convention? Read The Full Article.
We are tremendously excited to announce today that over the past 24 hours we have completed the integration of Google Cloud Vision API's new Web Detect capability into the GDELT Visual Knowledge Graph! Web Detect is a truly game-changing new capability for the VGKG in that, combined with our file metadata extraction, we can now estimate […]
Having spent the past week at Google's Cloud Next 2017 conference we've gotten some incredible ideas to bring back to GDELT – stay tuned for some really amazing new announcements coming over the next month!
Kalev spent the day today at the inaugural Google Cloud Next 2017 Community Summit, described as a gathering of "cloud insiders and developers alongside Google Cloud's engineering and executive leadership, plotting the future of cloud, un-conference style." We've come away with some incredible new ideas to bring back to GDELT, so stay tuned!
We are excited to be one of the datasets for the SBP-BRiMS 2017 Grand Interdisciplinary Data-Science Challenge focusing on "fake news" / propaganda. Participants in the Challenge may find the following GDELT resources of great interest. Note that new versions of the APIs below will be debuting in the next few weeks, adding immense new capabilities […]
We're excited to announce that starting in about a week we will begin rolling out the GDELT 2.0 APIs! These new APIs will support an incredible array of new capabilities, including for the first time making the Visual Knowledge Graph (VGKG) dataset available via API search as part of the new 2.0 Full Text API, allowing […]
We are happy to announce that earlier this afternoon we completed the final stages of the migration of the Full Text API to our new ElasticSearch infrastructure! No changes were made to functionality or interface and users should notice absolutely no difference other than the system being immensely faster now. Relevancy ranking should also be dramatically […]
USAID put together this video showcasing how GDELT is being used to catalog global wildlife crime.
First announced in May 2015, our GeoJSON API has become an immensely popular way of visualizing and interacting with the geography of the global news media through GDELT. As part of our migration to our new ElasticSearch infrastructure, we will be slowly transitioning all of our legacy APIs to the new system before rolling out […]
Kalev appeared on the Wharton Business Radio Highlights program this evening to talk about his thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Manifesto. Listen To the Show.
Four recent explorations showcase how GDELT, the largest open dataset ever created capturing the life of the world's media ecosystem, can be used to understand how the world's media functions and what it tells us of the world around us. They were even mentioned in the March 1st issue of the O'Reilly Data Newsletter! Creating A […]
What 121 million news articles and three quarters of a billion hyperlinks tell us about how the world’s news media is connected and the role of language, geography, culture and economic ties on what we see about the world around us. Read The Full Article.
What deep learning algorithms can tell us about the visual narratives of the world’s news imagery, from depictions of violence to the importance of people to visual context – a look inside what we see about the world around us. Read The Full Article.
Many web archiving initiatives are still using crawlers built for the web of a quarter century ago and advances in video, social media walled gardens, dynamic page generation and the mobile web are causing web archives to preserve less and less of the modern web. Read The Full Article.