Transcript: Kalev Leetaru: Lightning Rounds: A Look Inside the World’s Largest Initiative

Kalev Leetaru is a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and a member of its Counterterrorism and Intelligence Task Force. Leetaru was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013, as well as being a 2015-2016 Google Developer Expert for Google Cloud Platform. Leetaru’s work focuses on how innovative applications of the world’s largest datasets, computing platforms, algorithms and mind-sets can reimagine the way we understand and interact with our global world. The GDELT Project is a realtime open data global graph over human society as seen through the eyes of the world’s news media, reaching deeply into local events, reaction, discourse, and emotions of the most remote corners of the world in near-realtime and making all of this available as an open data firehose to enable research over human society.

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