Since the launch of the GDELT DOC 2.0 and GEO 2.0 APIs earlier this year, they've become developer staples for building tools that can gaze across the entire planet, seamlessly bridging geography and language to watch the world in realtime. Yet, as these APIs have found their way into an ever-growing number of communities of […]
You can watch the video below of Tomasa Rodrigo and Alvaro Ortiz's fantastic talk titled "Monitoring World Geopolitics Through Big Data" at Big Data Spain 2017 on November 17th. Learn More.
Tomasa Rodrigo and Alvaro Ortiz presented this fantastic talk titled "Monitoring World Geopolitics Through Big Data" at Big Data Spain 2017 on November 17th. Learn More. Slides. Press Release.
Alvaro Ortiz presented BBVA's "Tracking China Vulnerability in Real Time Using Big Data: The CVSI Index" at the Big Data Empirics and Policy Analysis Conference at the Bank of England. Learn More. See The Full Slides.
The video of Kalev's keynote at Bucknell University's 2017 Digital Scholarship Conference is now available. Watch it below!
Watch the full video of Kalev's Web Summit 2017 talk below!
TECH News interviewed Kalev at WebSummit this week. Read More.
Kalev will be speaking this week at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal at noon on November 8th. Billed as "the largest tech conference in the world," "the best tech conference on the planet" and "Davos for geeks," the conference sees more than 60,000 attendees from over 160 countries. Speakers include a who's who of […]
This study coauthored with Gabriel Thoumi uses data from Bloomberg and other financial databases, a set of PERL scripts and Gephi to visualize the board membership and shareholder networks of the Southeast Asian palm oil and agricultural industry. Two interactive network visualizations allow you to drill down and understand the web of connections governing the […]
We're incredibly excited to announce that GDELT recently passed an incredible milestone: more than one billion global news articles processed. That's in addition to more than one million American television news shows and just over 337 million global news images processed. With the launch of GDELT 3.0 later this year and a massive new portfolio […]
In August 2014 GDELT joined the Internet Archive's "No More 404" program to provide a live stream of global news content from local sources in local languages across the world. To date using this feed the Internet Archive has now preserved 5,376,796,849 distinct URLs totaling 221TB of at-risk global news content for perpetuity. We're incredibly excited […]
James Conkling has released version 0.3.1 of an NPM interface to GDELT. Learn More – NPM Website. Learn More – GitHub.
Vox put together a great set of infographics exploring national television news coverage of the Mueller investigation. Read The Full Article.
The Trace put together a set of fantastic infographics that show how quickly American television news lost interest in several recent mass shootings. Read The Full Article.
The FAA’s obstacles in rolling out its new data-driven flight paths illustrate the backlash that can face attempts to modernize government decision making through data. Read The Full Article.
Amazon’s new Key service transforms package delivery, but raises the question of how law enforcement might leverage a national centralized network of in-home cameras to make 1984 a reality. Read The Full Article.
From the nascent web’s domain cybersquatting to social media’s account squatting, the offline-online divide begs the question of just what it means to “own” a space and our rights to the spaces we inhabit as digital geographic overlays like augmented reality become popular. Read The Full Article.
AI assistants today largely lack the ability to recognize that a traffic jam means we’ll be late for work, a marathon means road closures, a pattern might bear repeating and a root canal is not a pleasant day. Read The Full Article.
As we race to saturate the world with ever more information, we are increasingly realizing that not everyone wants to be more informed, especially when it conflicts with their lifestyle or views – should the Information Age include the Right To Ignorance? Read The Full Article.
The Brown Daily Herald covered the Greater Good conference and discusses Kalev's exploration of how data is allowing us to reimagine how we understand the world around us and interact as a society. Read The Full Article.
Kevin Madden of Tom Sawyer Software presented a case study using GDELT's GKG at DataDay Seattle 2017. Learn More.
Ricardo Correa, Keshav Garud, Juan-Miguel Londono-Yarce and Nathan Mislang published an IFDP working paper earlier this year titled "Sentiment in central bank's financial stability reports" that developed a specialized dictionary designed to assess positive and negative sentiment from central bank financial stability reports. We've incorporated these two dictionaries along with the third ("neutral") dictionary developed […]
Despite a flurry of academic and industry efforts aimed at changing views on big data research ethics, it seems the tide may have irrevocably changed. Read The Full Article.
As the US grapples with how to replace its obsolete obsession with the 80-year old Social Security Number, perhaps Estonia’s public key infrastructure and digital first government might serve as inspiration. The article was tweeted by former Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and the US Estonian Embassy. Read The Full Article.