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Monitoring Conflict Zones Without Relying on the Wandering Media Focus
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Monitoring Conflict Zones Without Relying on the Wandering Media Focus
It’s increasingly difficult to monitor risk in conflict zones that are losing western media attention. Social media is a decentralised source of on the ground information - consistent despite shifting media focus.
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Analyzing A Week of Catastrophic Aviation Failures
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The Real-Time Knowledge Engine has now been up and running for about a month and we’re starting to see some amazing progress in not only detecting events, but in understanding the entities involved in each incident. A great example of when this type of analysis becomes crucial is during the detec...
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Using Our Real-Time Knowledge Engine to Alert on Earthquakes Faster Than Government Sources
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Two weeks ago, we unveiled the public beta of our real-time knowledge engine. Here is one example of how we help our users know what is happening, when it happens. At 14:03 GMT, on Saturday Feb. 17th, a 4.6 magnitude earthquake was registered 20 km northeast of Swansea, Wales, UK. The first publi...
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Building a Realtime Knowledge Engine
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There was once a time when a nightly report was the best way to get up-to-date weather information. Now, we check a live-updating app on our phone (or make an API call) to plan, prepare, and react as the conditions change around us. We can’t imagine going back to a static weather report. Yet, the...
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Dr. Osmar R. Zaiane Joins SAM Board as First Technical Appointment
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The worldwide AI race is on. Governments around the globe are doubling down on investments in AI research and their ecosystems in hopes of fostering the next tech revolution. Canada is no exception. In fact, in the words of Eric Schmidt: we have not only doubled down, we have quadrupled down. (fu...
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Introducing SAM Lists: The First Ever Social Rolodex
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Introducing SAM Lists: The First Ever Social Rolodex
Social media has become essential to finding eye-witness content from anywhere in the world. Increasingly, it’s also become a source of government communication, emergency response, and other forms of official updates. These official and known accounts are equally, if not more so, important to tr...
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Introducing SAM Lists: The First Ever Social Rolodex
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Introducing SAM Lists: The First Ever Social Rolodex
Social media has become essential to finding eye-witness content from anywhere in the world. Increasingly, it’s also become a source of government communication, emergency response, and other forms of official updates. These official and known accounts are equally, if not more so, important to tr...
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3 Ways to Use SAM for the UK General Election
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3 Ways to Use SAM for the UK General Election
We’re one week away from the next UK General Election and newsrooms are in high gear. With so much going on in the news cycle it’s crucial that news organizations operate with efficiency and prepare their coverage strategies. With elections we have a somewhat set and predictable calendar of event...
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3 Ways to Use SAM for the UK General Election
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3 Ways to Use SAM for the UK General Election
We’re one week away from the next UK General Election and newsrooms are in high gear. With so much going on in the news cycle it’s crucial that news organizations operate with efficiency and prepare their coverage strategies. With elections we have a somewhat set and predictable calendar of event...
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Mark Little joins the SAM Board of Directors
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Today I’m extremely pleased to announce that Mark Little has joined the SAM board of directors. Mark’s name has become synonymous with social newsgathering and I couldn’t think of anyone so uniquely suited to help advise SAM through this exciting growth phase and beyond. Mark will be joining our ...
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