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As Search Engines Increasingly Turn To AI They Are Harming Search

As search engines depreciate traditional raw “search” in favor of AI-assisted navigation, the concept of informational access is being harmed…

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From Company Doctors To Fitness Trackers And Big Data

As companies increasingly turn to fitness trackers, data brokers and other sources to monitor their employees' health in real-time, Silicon…

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It Is Only A Matter Of Time Before Governments Control Our Smart Homes

Once our homes are fully wired and remote controllable, it is almost inevitable that regulators will push for the ability…

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From Infallible Computers To Infallible AI & Data As Truth

The dawn of the digital era brought with it the public idea of computers as infallible data processing machines. Today…

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Digital Assistants Could Learn A Lot From Reference Librarians

Digital assistants are promoted as providing American society for the very first time with their own personal research assistants, but…

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Could Public Reference Librarians Help Us Combat Digital Falsehoods?

Could the answer to today’s deluge of digital falsehoods lie with our nation’s public libraries and their reference librarians that…

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UCSB: The Moral Mind

A fascinating look at how UCSB researcher Rene Weber and his lab are using GDELT to explore the moral foundations…

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Announcing The Campaign 2020 Media Dashboard

Today we are excited to announce the release of the Campaign 2020 Media Dashboard! In collaboration with the Internet Archive's…

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FiveThirtyEight: Elizabeth Warren Is Attracting More Supporters And More Media Attention

FiveThirtyEight's latest weekly roundup of the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.

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GDELT Summary Now Supports Raw Result Counts

GDELT Summary now supports the DOC 2.0 API's new raw result counts in both summary and comparison modes!

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GDELT 2.0 API Now Supports Raw Result Counts

The DOC 2.0 API now supports a new "TimelineVolRaw" mode that reports the actual number of articles per time interval…

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New York Times: Which Democrats Are Leading the 2020 Presidential Race?

The New York Times' look at the 2020 Democratic field uses the TV Explorer to examine media coverage of the…

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WashPost: It's The Mainstream Anti-Immigration Rhetoric, Not The Extreme, That's Shaping American Politics

The Washington Post's Philip Bump examines media coverage of immigration and shifting rhetoric. Read The Full Article.

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WashPost: The Two Trumps On Display: Social Media Agitator, Reshaper Of Government

The Washington Post's Philip Bump references media trends in television news coverage of President Trump. Read The Full Article.

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Politico: 'Everyone Owes Robert Mueller A Dinner … For All Of This'

Politico Magazine uses the Television Explorer to reference the volume of television news coverage dedicated to the Mueller investigation. Read…

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FiveThirtyEight: Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Was Mentioned Most In The News Last Week?

FiveThirtyEight's latest weekly roundup of the 2020 Democratic race. Read The Full Article.

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NYTimes: How The El Paso Killer Echoed The Incendiary Words Of Conservative Media Stars

The New York Times references trends in anti-immigrant rhetoric using the TV Explorer. Read The Full Article.

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Twitter's Ban of McConnell Shows Tech's Censorship Power

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign was locked out of its own Twitter account Wednesday for sharing a cellphone video…

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How Fast Do People Speak On Television News?

What can a decade of closed captioning tell us about how fast people really speak on average on the news?…

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Charting The Emotions Of Television News: A Look At A Decade Of Anxiety In The News

From audiovisual television to textual closed captioning to non-consumptive word histograms to final sentiment analysis we can explore our journalistic…

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Charting The Emotions Of Television News: BigQuery + TV NGrams

The new Television News Ngram Datasets make an incredible range of new analyses possible. With just a single line of…

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Why Tomorrow's Political Leaders Must Engage With Technologists

What technological changes might nudge us towards empowered and enlightened societies that bridge our differences rather than deepen our divides?…

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Social Media Companies Remind Us It Is Still Hard To Replace Humans With AI

As Silicon Valley rushes us forward towards our AI future, even it is hiring armies of humans to work alongside…

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We Need To Better Educate The Public About AI's Limitations

As deep learning infuses into every corner of modern life, if we are to have the necessary societal conversations about…