Posted: October 18th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Buster Cookson, Cankler, Engineered Life, Favorite New Thought, No Sh_t Sherlock, Outside the Box, Science, Science News | Tags: BAE Systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Crisis Early Warning and Decision Support, DARPA, Dewey Murdick, Facebook, Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition, FUSE, IARPA, ICEWS, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Isaac Asimov, Kathleen Carley, ODNI, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Organization Risk Analyzer, Psychohistory, Raytheon BBN Technologies Corporation, Sean O'Brien, Social Media, Social Networking Sites, SRI International, The World Future Society, twitter | Comments Off
It’s every government’s dream, a system that can predict future events such as riots, political upheaval and the outbreak of war.
With social media playing such a prevalent role in the organisation of events like The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, there’s surely a way to trend upcoming events through social media, the U.S intelligence community believes this to be the case.
Research aimed at predicting future social upheaval isn’t a new thought, automating the way data is collected and analysed is a little more complicated though. Foresight and Understanding from Scientific Exposition - FUSE – has been commissioned to do just that by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence - ODNI.
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