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VGKG 2.0 Adds Cloud Vision Web Detect

We are tremendously excited to announce today that over the past 24 hours we have completed the integration of Google…

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Google Cloud Next 2017

Having spent the past week at Google's Cloud Next 2017 conference we've gotten some incredible ideas to bring back to GDELT…

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Google Cloud Platform Podcast

Kalev was interviewed for today's Google Cloud Platform (GCP) podcast recapping Day 0 at Google Cloud Next. Learn More.

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Brown Daily Herald: The Tricky Optics Of News In Age Of Trump

The student-run Brown Daily Herald mentions GDELT's use in tracking how the news media landscape is evolving under Trump. Read…

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Google Cloud Next 2017 Inaugural Community Summit

Kalev spent the day today at the inaugural Google Cloud Next 2017 Community Summit, described as a gathering of "cloud…

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Datasets For The SBP-BRiMS 2017 Grand Interdisciplinary Data-Science Challenge On "Fake News"

We are excited to be one of the datasets for the SBP-BRiMS 2017 Grand Interdisciplinary Data-Science Challenge focusing on "fake news"…

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GDELT 2.0 APIs Coming Shortly!

We're excited to announce that starting in about a week we will begin rolling out the GDELT 2.0 APIs! These…

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Full Text Search API Migration To ElasticSearch Complete

We are happy to announce that earlier this afternoon we completed the final stages of the migration of the Full…

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USAID: How GDELT Is Being Used To Catalog Global Wildlife Crime

USAID put together this video showcasing how GDELT is being used to catalog global wildlife crime.

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GeoJSON API Migration To ElasticSearch

First announced in May 2015, our GeoJSON API has become an immensely popular way of visualizing and interacting with the…

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Wharton Business Radio Highlights: Zuckerberg's Facebook Manifesto

Kalev appeared on the Wharton Business Radio Highlights program this evening to talk about his thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Manifesto….

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Four Visualizations Exploring The Global Media Ecosystem

Four recent explorations showcase how GDELT, the largest open dataset ever created capturing the life of the world's media ecosystem, can be…

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Creating A Massive Network Visualization Of The Global News Landscape: Who Links To Whom?

What 121 million news articles and three quarters of a billion hyperlinks tell us about how the world’s news media…

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What Does Artificial Intelligence See In A Quarter Billion Global News Photographs?

What deep learning algorithms can tell us about the visual narratives of the world’s news imagery, from depictions of violence…

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Are Web Archives Failing The Modern Web: Video, Social Media, Dynamic Pages and The Mobile Web

Many web archiving initiatives are still using crawlers built for the web of a quarter century ago and advances in…

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Fighting Words Not Ideas: Google's New AI-Powered Toxic Speech Filter Is The Right Approach

With the public debut of its new deep learning-powered toxic speech filter, Alphabet Jigsaw (formerly Google Ideas) offers the perfect…

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Map: Global Happiness In 2016

This new map repeats last year's map of global happiness using BigQuery and Carto to map global happiness in 2016…

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Mapping Global Happiness In 2016 Through A Quarter Billion News Articles

How the power of the cloud makes it possible to sentiment mine, machine translate, geocode and map a quarter billion…

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Map: Using Google's Deep Learning AI To Geolocate Global News Imagery

Last March we released a map showcasing the deep learning-powered "visual geocoder" capability of Google's Cloud Vision API applied to…

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Visual Geocoding A Quarter Billion Global News Photographs Using Google's Deep Learning API

Traditionally we’ve focused on mapping the geography of text, but through deep learning we now have algorithms that can visually…

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Zuckerberg's Letter And Will Facebook Make Minority Report's 'Precrime' A Reality?

Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of a future in which Facebook knows us better than we know ourselves and can “identify problems…

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Did Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Coin The Phrase 'Fake News'?

As we argue about what exactly “fake news” is and how to fight it, we find that the phrase was…

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Fighting 'Fake News' Requires Fighting False Claims Not Banning News Outlets

How our obsession with “fake news websites” masks the reality that most false and misleading information comes in the form…

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How Twitter's New Censorship Tools Are The Pandora's Box Moving Us Towards The End Of Free Speech

While Twitter’s new tools for combatting abusive speech are a decade-late effort to return to civil discourse, one particular instance…