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Study: WikiLeaked Data Can Predict Insurgent Attacks
« on: July 19, 2012, 01:47:08 AM »
Study: WikiLeaked Data Can Predict Insurgent Attacks

By Robert Beckhusen July 17, 2012 |  3:02 pm |

Wired - Danger Room

Insurgencies are amongst the hardest conflicts to predict. Insurgents can be loosely organized, split into factions, and strike from out of nowhere. But now researchers have demonstrated that with enough data, you might actually predict where insurgent violence will strike next. The results, though, don’t look good for the U.S.-led war.

And they’re also laden with irony. The data the researchers used was purloined by WikiLeaks, which the Pentagon has tried to suppress. And the Pentagon has struggled for years to develop its own prediction tools.

Read more: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/predict/

interesting comments: Scientists use WikiLeaks data (which DoD tried to suppress) to predict insurgent attacks (which DoD couldn't do itself). - tweet by Trevor Timm
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