How a recent hotel stay perfectly captures how gleaming automation is disrupted by the humans that use it: from a bad billing user interface to robotic customer service staff to an automated credit card system that wasn't designed for international billing and incapable of flagging abnormalities. Read The Full Article.
The Internet Archive's blog today prominently features the new Television Explorer 2.0 and some of the ways it has been used lately to understand the local and global television media ecosystem. Read The Full Post.
The University of Memphis' student newspaper The Daily Helmsman used the TV Explorer to examine the past decade of American television news coverage of gun violence. Read The Full Article.
Has social media become so powerful that a small team and a few million dollars can now determine the head of state of the most powerful nation on earth or are the tens of billions of dollars spent on social advertising a waste? Just how powerful and unaccountable have social platforms become? Read The Full […]
The Washington Post's Philip Bump explores how American television news networks have covered gun violence over the past decade and how the most recent shooting compares. Read The Full Article.
An NSF survey's use of late night phone surveys from unknown numbers and argument that confirming encryption use is dangerous offers a case study in cybersecurity through obscurity, modern data lifecycles and just how far the US Government must go to modernize to the new reality of cybersecurity. Read The Full Article.
Vox's Alvin Chang explores 72 hours in the life of Fox News as it covers several major recent stories and how it differs from other networks. Read The Full Article.
Honest statistical error, misunderstanding of data and methods, failure to normalize, malicious manipulation and copy-paste Google Scholar-ship – poor data practice threatens to call into question many of the findings of data-driven research. Read The Full Article.
NSF’s new collaboration to make Amazon, Google and Microsoft cloud credits available for academic research finally gives "big data" researchers the same capabilities as more traditional scientific workloads and stands testament to the data-first realtime architecture of the cloud. Read The Full Article.
In his new book and a recent extract of it published in The Guardian, renowned Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker mentions two of the graphs from Culturomics 2.0 and the trends they show in how the news media is trending steadily more negative. Read The Guardian Story. Learn More About The Book.
We've completed the addition of the July 2010 – present Russia Today (RT) English language backfile to the Television Explorer! Unfortunately, for those interested in the 2016 presidential election, there is a gap in coverage from September 2014 through June 2017 and some sporadic artifacts of double monitoring in some of the earlier coverage (though […]
We're excited today to announce the launch of the brand new Television Comparer! Using the same platform as the main Television Explorer, Television Comparer lets you compare multiple broadcast television news searches to examine how different topics are being covered. In the past, comparing coverage of different topics meant running them separately in the Television […]
We are incredibly excited to announce today the debut of the new 2.0 version of the Television Explorer, part of the GDELT Summary platform and using data from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive! You can go ahead and get started or read below for all of the new additions to the Explorer platform. Some […]
The Washington Post's Philip Bump uses the Television Explorer to track changing coverage of the national debt. Read The Full Article.
Vox covers how domestic television news coverage helped advance the #ReleaseTheMemo agenda. Read The Full Article.
With the forthcoming release of the Television Explorer 2.0 platform, we are excited to announce the availability of our new Television Explorer Inventory Tables that detail the precise news programming from each station that was monitored by the Internet Archive's Television Archive in a given day (and thus searchable via the Television Explorer). The Internet Archive […]
We rely on a major third party email infrastructure vendor to send outgoing emails from the GDELT Analysis site and the vendor experienced a prolonged technical disruption over the past week and a half that has caused most GDELT Analysis submission emails not to be sent out. We have been working with the vendor and […]
As Facebook explores its role in democracy, perhaps it could start with building transparency and democracy within its own walled garden. Read The Full Article.
US Government agency websites hosted in the commercial cloud largely remained online during the government shutdown, while some agencies like NSF shut down their websites, citing cybersecurity risk, but left their cloud-hosted social media accounts online. Can the cloud save our government? Read The Full Article.
A new collaboration of the World Bank, WeRobotics and OpenAerialMap yields an open data challenge to create AI tools to automatically assess road and agricultural damage from natural disaster aerial imagery, illustrating the incredible potential of deep learning for humanitarian applications. Read The Full Article.
The Straits Times covers Facebook's struggle to respond to propaganda on its platform, using a number of quotes from Kalev in the article. Read The Full Article.
Facebook's new "trustworthy" news initiative seems at first glance to at long last democratize the decisions affecting its two billion users. However, upon closer inspection, the company's refusal to provide the demographics of its user sample suggests its just a ploy to appear a neutral platform. Read The Full Article.
The World Economic Forum surveys the state of counter-trafficking technology, mentioning GDELT. Read The Full Article.
The dearth of top AI researchers and training data has precluded most companies from fully leveraging deep learning. Google's new Cloud AutoML service finally makes creating the world's most advance deep learning models a "point and click" experience that creates "AI for everyone." Read The Full Article.