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Simple Experiments In GCP Performance: Getting Bearer Tokens The Fast Way On GCE

While nearly all GCP APIs offer library interfaces for many major programming languages like Python, there are many use cases…

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Simple Experiments In GCS LS Performance: Comparing GCloud, Python & The GCS JSON API

There are three primary ways to access files in GCS: using the native GCLOUD CLI (replaces GSUTIL), using the GCS…

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How Is Gaza Being Covered On Television News?

Hamas’ terrorist attack and hostage-taking in Israel on Oct. 7 led in return to large-scale Israeli military action throughout Gaza….

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Simple Experiments In Scalable Queuing: Quickly Getting Started With GCP's Pub/Sub

For those interested in the scalable global queuing system that is GCP's Pub/Sub, but not sure where to start, here's…

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Generative AI Experiments: Why LLM-Based Geocoders Struggle

Over the past two days we've explored how advanced LLMs like GPT 4.0 struggle significantly with both candidate extraction and…

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Generative AI Experiments: The Surprisingly Poor Performance Of LLM-Based Geocoders, Geographic Bias & Why GPT 3.5 & Gemini Pro Outperform GPT 4.0 In Underrepresented Geographies

Last year we explored the potential of LLMs to be used as general purpose entity extraction models, finding that LLMs…

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Generative AI Experiments: The Inability Of Advanced LLMs Like GPT-4 To Reason Spatially

One of the most important tasks that fulltext geocoders perform is disambiguation: taking a placename and determining, out of all…

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Generative AI Coverage Steady In Business Press But Fall In Search Interest

Television news coverage of "generative AI" and "large language models" surged on business channels in April 2023, then entered a…

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Tracking Media Coverage Of OpenAI On TV News Over The Past Year: Altman's Ouster Dominated Mentions

The largest burst of coverage on cable television news over the past year about OpenAI or its CEO Sam Altman…

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How November 2012 Was The Moment When "Climate Change" Won Out Over "Global Warming"

The timeline below compares combined mentions of the phrases "climate change" and "global warming" on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News…

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La Vanguardia: Uncertainty About Economic Policy Has Remained Stable Since The Start Of The Conflict In Gaza

La Vanguardia republished Servimedia's coverage of BBVA Research's latest "Big Data Geopolitics Monitor" report. Read The Full Article.

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Servimedia: Uncertainty About Economic Policy Has Remained Stable Since The Start Of The Conflict In Gaza

Servimedia covers BBVA Research's latest "Big Data Geopolitics Monitor" report. Read The Full Article.

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Visual Explorer: 5.9 Million Broadcasts Now Available

In collaboration with the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, the Visual Explorer now spans more than 5.93 million broadcasts across…

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The Achilles Heel Of GPT-4 As Data Scientist: It Writes Code But Fails As Multimodal Or Data Analyst

Multimodal generative AI systems like GPT-4, also known as Large Multimodal Models (LMMs), are widely touted in many evangelist communities…

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Visual Explorer: Hungary's M1 Now Available

In collaboration with the Internet Archive's TV News Archive, we are excited to announce that Hungary's M1-1 is now available…

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Visual Explorer: 65M Minutes Transcribed Through Google's Chirp Transcription Model

Our massive collaborative initiative to transcribe the entire Internet Archive Television News Archive has reached 65 million minutes of transcribed broadcasts…

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Experiments With Speech Transcription: Comparing The Cost Of Running OpenAI's Whisper Vs Google's Chirp In Production

Over the past few months we've transcribed more than 65 million minutes of global television news coverage spanning more than…

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An Example Of How Chinese Television News Is Covering Gaza

How are other countries around the world covering the situation in Gaza? Here is a glimpse from Chinese television news…

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Multimodal Generative AI Experiments: How Two Of Gemini Pro Vision's Hallucinations & Fabrications Vanished In 48 Hours

One of the most remarkable aspects of generative AI models including Large Language Models (LLMs) and Large Multimodal Models (LMMs)…

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Multimodal Generative AI Experiments: Evaluating Emotional Responses To Images By Different Countries & Cultures Through GPT-4 & Gemini Pro Vision

The majority of descriptive computer vision applications range from taxonomic categorization and OCR to rich textual captioning and Q&A. Yet,…

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Multimodal Generative AI Experiments: GPT-4 Vs Gemini Pro Vision Describing TV News, Images & Ukraine War Maps

The era of text-only Large Language Models (LLMs) is increasingly giving way to Large Multimodal Models (LMMs): both OpenAI's GPT-4…

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Generative Image AI: Existential Cultural Bias & The Critically Urgent Need To Globalize Image Models

One of the most surprising findings of our experiments with commercial generative AI image creation models has been the abject…

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Generative Image AI: Comparing OpenAI's DALL-E Vs Google's New Imagen 2

With the public release of Google Cloud's Imagen 2 model earlier this month, touted as GCP's "most advanced text-to-image technology",…

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Generative Image AI: Branding & Representation Lessons From Creating Nearly 500 DALL-E Images For Autonomous Storytelling & Promotional Campaigns

Over the past week and a half we've been exploring the potential of generative AI image creation tools like DALL-E…