Vote Gets Out Early #91

Editor: Christopher Brennan
After an election cycle that stretched for years, early voting in the 2020 U.S. elections has already begun and by next week all votes will be cast. While there is no shortage of coverage vying for your eyeballs, I thought it was a good use of Deepnews.ai’s technology to search for in-depth, quality stories on the subject for this week’s Digest and unearth articles you might not see scrolling through social media. Below are the results, a mixture of reporting from Las Vegas to Long Island, from long-established outlets to local papers to upstarts with a new way of looking at things. All gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.

Cut to the Quibi #90

Editor: Christopher Brennan
The “Streaming Wars” have claimed their first casualty. This week saw Quibi, the “quick bites” streaming service, announce it was ending after only six months. Beyond learning from the company’s failures, it’s also a good chance to take a look at what we’ll be looking at on our TVs and phones in the years to come as different platforms jockey for position. Though some of them take longer than a Quibi show to read, for this week’s Digest I thought it was a good use of the algorithm to set it looking for quality articles on streaming from around the world.

Thai Protesters vs. King #89

Editor: Christopher Brennan
Tens of thousands of protesters have spilled out into the streets of Bangkok as they demand reforms to the monarchy under King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thought to be the world’s richest royal and sometimes called the “playboy king.” While it may have been the subject of one article in your outlet of choice, I thought it was a good use of Deepnews.ai’s technology to bring together the most in-depth pieces in one place. Here is a Digest on the protests, the crackdown, and an unexpected connection to Europe. All found with the Deepnews Scoring Model.

What to Read on the Nobel Prizes #88

Editor: Christopher Brennan
With so much focus on what is going wrong in the world, it can be easy to lose sight of the people trying to make things better, whether through medicine, science, literature or efforts at peace. This week five of the six Nobel Prizes were awarded, and our Digest pulled in in-depth articles on the winners, their work and the awards themselves. All gathered with the Deepnews Scoring Model.

Armenia and Azerbaijan Sink Into Violence #87

Editor: Christopher Brennan
More than 100 people have been confirmed dead in fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, which raises worries that violence could descend to the depths of a war in the disputed region that killed tens of thousands three decades ago. While the conflict may only get a passing mention in your news outlet of choice, I thought it was a good use of Deepnews.ai’s technology to go deeper. Here are articles about the background to the fighting, efforts at peace and what it means for the world watching on.