VGKG Adds EXIF Support

We're excited to announce that with the release of the new version of the Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) in the next few weeks, we will be adding full EXIF metadata support! All images will now be processed through the fantastic Image::ExifTool PERL module, which supports a massive array of image metadata formats, including EXIF, IPTC and […]

BBVA: Geo-World: Conflict & Social Unrest July Update 2016

BBVA's latest report, "Geo-World: Conflict & Social Unrest July Update 2016" features a number of fascinating visuals charting the state of global stability as of July 2016 and the evolving state of conflict over the past decade. Read the Full Article.

Can Algorithms Save Us From Bias?

Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how new research suggests algorithmic bias can not only be quantified, but also corrected for. Read the Full Article.

Why Government Needs Data Privacy Policies

Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how governments are making use of all of the data they collect about their citizens, often redistributing it blindly with no privacy or data policies in place to protect their citizens. Read the Full Article.

GDELT + Google Cloud Natural Language API

With the public announcement today of Google Cloud Natural Language API, we are excited to announce that GDELT has been an early alpha user of the API, using it to gradually build up a global relationship and syntax graph over global news media. In particular, Google's deep learning algorithms have proven immensely adept at sifting through even […]

GDELT + Cloud Cloud Speech API

With the public announcement today of Google Cloud Speech API Beta, we are excited to announce that GDELT has been an early alpha user of the API, exploring its ability to generate realtime transcripts of foreign language video and audio broadcasts from across the world. The Speech API's ability to robustly process extremely noisy audio and […]

What Turkey's Attempted Coup Looked Like Through GDELT's Eyes

For those of you wondering what Turkey's attempted coup looked like through GDELT's eyes, the timeline below shows the sudden massive vertical leap visible through the GDELT Stability API timeline for Turkey. The Stability API timeline shows the first upward movement around 20:00GMT with things really taking off by 20:45GMT. The instability level as assessed […]

Do Americans Care About The Rest Of The World?

The Google Trends team put together this incredible map showing how often Americans searched about each country in the world from January to June 2016. It turns out that the resulting map lines up exquisitely closely with the map of what countries American television has focused on over the last 6 years. Take a look […]

Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking Symposium

Kalev spoke yesterday at the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking Symposium at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's headquarters here in DC on how GDELT monitors the global world and its deep reach into the world of wildlife crime. Keynotes at the conference included Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the NGA Robert Cardillo, […]

Does Brexit Herald A New Era For Big Data-Driven Forecasting?

Kalev's latest Forbes piece explores how traditional polling, prediction markets and superforecasters all failed to robustly predict Brexit and how new data like search trends might offer insights in the future, but also their limitations. Read The Full Article.

Ben Parker: Brexit And The Rise Of Hate Speech

IRIN's Ben Parker put together this great quick visual showing the dramatic increase in discussion of racist, xenophobic and similar hate speech in the leadup to the Brexit vote. Read More.

A Deep Dive Into The News Media’s Role In The Rise Of Donald J. Trump

John Sides and Kalev Leetaru collaborated on "A Deep Dive Into The News Media’s Role In The Rise Of Donald J. Trump" for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage, exploring how the media helped drive Donald Trump to the forefront. It was even featured by the Economist and by Huffington Post's "best of the news" weekly roundup. […]

Charleston Conference Speaker

Kalev will be speaking at the Charleston Conference this coming October 31 to November 5, 2016 alongside a who's who of the library community. Learn More.

Deep Learning VGKG Reaches 84 Million Images!

We're incredibly excited to announce that as of early this afternoon the GDELT Visual Global Knowledge Graph (VGKG) has reached 84 million images processed through Google's deep learning Cloud Vision API. This makes the collection to our knowledge the largest publicly available dataset of deep learning algorithms applied to global news imagery, offering an incredible lens through […]

GDELT Blog Reaches 800 Posts!

Yesterday the GDELT Blog reached an incredible milestone: its 800th post! From massive new dataset announcements to helpful tutorials, technical demonstrations to amazing awards, new papers to some of the incredible things people are doing with GDELT, the GDELT Blog has just taken off in ways we could never have dreamed when it first launched three […]

Mapping The Spread Of Google's AMP Mobile Pages

Beginning April 22, 2016 GDELT began monitoring all articles for Google AMP HTML and Mobile alternate URLs and recording this in the GKG's "Extra" field. With two months of data now available, we can use this information to map the spread of AMP across the world's news media. The query below calculates a number of […]

An Animated Daily Map Of American Television News 2009-2016

Kalev's latest Forbes piece features a city/landmark-level animation mapping every location on earth mentioned at least 3 or more times in a given day on American television news shows monitored by the Internet Archive over the last 6 years. In the space of 15 seconds you will see 6 years of television go by, with each frame of […]