The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to compare coverage of Stormy Daniels versus Hillary Clinton on the major networks. Read The Full Article.
Vox's Alvin Chang uses the Television Explorer to compare how the different networks covered the "March for Our Lives" event. Read The Full Article.
Facebook's tone deaf response to its harvesting of phone records, that it is our fault for giving it permission without understanding what we were doing, rather than that it needs to win back our trust by educating its users on what it takes from them, shows it has learned nothing at all. Read The Full […]
The sad state of frontline tech support raises the question of whether AI bots could take it all over and we could fix any problem with a few words to our smartphone, making summoning technical support as easy as asking for the latest hit song on our Alexa or Google Home. Read The Full Article.
Google’s new augmented reality platform wraps up its massive database of 100 million 3D objects and 25 million daily updates, but the real story is the evolution of cloud from infrastructure and service as a platform to data as a platform. Read The Full Article.
The GDELT Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) has generated incredible interest in just its first three weeks of existence, so in addition to publishing a first glimpse at some of the statistics you can extract from it, we've also compiled an inventory sheet derived from the March 21, 2018 noon UTC snapshot that lists every unique […]
The newest addition to the GDELT family, the GDELT 3.0 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) has been running every hour for three weeks now, generating enough historical data for us to do our first cursory exploration of what kinds of insights we can garner from the 5.5 billion links it has recorded! The full dataset is […]
Silicon Valley is becoming increasingly enamored of the idea of using AI to proactively delete “offensive” speech before it is ever seen, but should AI control what we say in addition to what we see? Read The Full Article.
Kalev's interview with Jimmy Sengenberger's Business for Breakfast aired today about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story. Listen To The Interview.
Kalev's interview with Voice of America's International Edition aired today about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story.
Kalev was interviewed on Sky News this morning about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story.
The Cambridge Analytica story misses just how much Facebook data has already been harvested by companies and academics, the number of companies that perform similar profiling and that Facebook is just one company in the vast world of data brokers that buy and sell our most intimate details. The broader series on Facebook was cited […]
Google's Sergei Sokolenko, Cloud Dataflow Product Manager, wrote this fantastic tutorial showcasing how to predict community engagement on Reddit around news coverage using TensorFlow, GDELT and Cloud Dataflow! Read The Full Post – Part 2.
Google's Sergei Sokolenko, Cloud Dataflow Product Manager, wrote this fantastic tutorial showcasing how to predict community engagement on Reddit around news coverage using TensorFlow, GDELT and Cloud Dataflow! Read The Full Post – Part 1.
Vox's Alvin Chang uses the Television Explorer to examine how the networks covered the Andrew McCabe story and especially Fox News' unique take on the story. Read The Full Article.
The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to examine how each network has been covering the Stormy Daniels story. Read The Full Article.
Kalev was interviewed twice on CTV this evening about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica story. See The Video.
Four years ago Obama's campaign was lauded as "masterminds" for harvesting Facebook friend lists to build digital profiles for voter targeting, even recording who they were photographed with, while today Cambridge Analytica is villainized as "exploiting" Facebook – what's changed? Read The Full Article.
Cambridge Analytica stands accused of nothing more than what academics do every day: if society has concerns about how their Facebook social media personas can be used to monitor and potentially manipulate them, they should take a closer look at the platform that makes it all possible: Facebook. The article was even retweeted by Cambridge […]
Kalev gave the opening keynote address at the Special Libraries Association Arabian Gulf Chapter conference in Muscat, Oman today. See The Full Conference Schedule.
Will Twitter’s new "conversational health" initiative be a powerful tool for fixing Twitter or will we merely have a pretty window through which to watch the decline of online civility and perhaps ultimately the collapse of the world itself?
Today we announce the alpha release of a powerful new tool for understanding both global events and the narratives that shape how we understand them. The new GDELT 3.0 Global Frontpage Graph (GFG) is a prototype experiment to explore how we can better understand which of the myriad news stories each day are considered the […]
Silicon Valley has grown up from the idealist visionaries and scrappy startups that saw the Internet as the ultimate expression of freedom and empowerment to become middle aged members of corporate America, capitalists afraid to offend the governments that control access to their productized users. Read The Full Article.
Global Fishing Watch’s dual stories of creative repurposing of data and the use of AI to make sense of a chaotic world offer hope for what’s possible when the tech and development worlds collaborate, while its latest open data release opens a new chapter in the understanding of our natural world. Read The Full Article.