We're excited to announce today the debut of the new "showcase" format in the GDELT GEO 2.0 API! This new output format renders the standard HTML map in your browser, but instead of requiring you to click on each individual location to see the image results from that point or country, this format divides your […]
Kalev spoke at DevFest DC today on how GDELT uses Google Cloud Platform, especially tools like BigQuery and Google's AI APIs like Cloud Vision, Cloud Speech and Cloud Natural Language to catalog the world. More than 900 people are attending this year's event. Learn More About DevFest DC.
With all of the recent conversation about depictions of violence deluging the online world, can AI offer a solution? Read The Full Article.
Over the past two years the mainstream journalism world has increasingly turned to Twitter and Instagram for images of breaking events, using social media imagery alongside or in lieu of traditional photojournalists. Read The Full Article.
How advances in deep learning can be used to watch the daily firehose of global news imagery to catalog illegal dumping, assess smog levels and even send flash flooding alerts, all by having AI look at news photographs. Read The Full Article.
We are immensely excited today to announce the debut of the first of the GDELT 2.0 APIs: the GDELT GEO 2.0 API! Two years in the making, this API takes everything we've learned from our original GeoJSON API, the lessons we've learned from more than a decade mapping the geography of text, and all of your […]
Reports that the EPA’s open data website is shutting down this Friday are just normal government shutdown bureaucracy and the site is not going anyway, but what can we learn about the future of scientific open data from this episode? Read The Full Article.
The technology exists to prevent violent imagery from being shown and to stop banned images from being reposted, so why don’t the social media companies use it? Read The Full Article.
The New York Times Magazine's in-depth feature (both online and in print) on how CNN covered the Trump campaign over the course of the 2016 campaign season made use of data from the 2016 Campaign Television Tracker. Read The Article.
Given how Silicon Valley accelerated the web’s transition to HTTPS in reaction to government surveillance, could Congress’ vote last week push them to make Tor or other anonymity services the default norm on the web? Read The Full Article.
How I joined the ranks of the 0.1% of Google users to get the “government-backed attackers may be trying to steal your password” warning and what I learned about the state of consumer 2-factor authentication today. Read The Full Article.
As geography becomes an ever more central modality for understanding the world around us, we've heard loud and clear from you that you want more ways of interacting with the immensely rich geographic tapestry that GDELT offers. Towards that end we're very excited to announce that the new GDELT 2.0 API suite will include advanced mapping capabilities, […]
BBVA's has put out another fascinating report using GDELT's emotional data as part of its Chinese Vulnerability and Sentiment Index (CVSI) exploring risk narratives around SOEs, Shadow Banking, Housing and Exchange rates. Read The Full Report.
Today’s modern cloud platforms have transformed business computing and in fact are highly aligned with the needs of libraries and web archives, from robust high capacity storage to OCR and deep learning APIs. Read The Full Article.
Have libraries become irrelevant in the web archiving world and how can they learn from their technological neighbors who have the same needs? Read The Full Article.
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.