Thursday October 06, 2016

The CIA Says It Can Predict Social Unrest as Early as 3 to 5 Days Out

I knew the CIA was good at spying but predicting social unrest up to five days ahead of time? I'm not buying in to the whole "Minority Report" thing, I'll need to see this in action to believe it.

The agency, Hallman said, has significantly improved its "anticipatory intelligence," using a mesh of sophisticated algorithms and analytics against complex systems to better predict the flow of everything from illicit cash to extremists around the globe. Deep learning and other forms of machine learning can help analysts understand how seemingly disparate data sets might be linked or lend themselves to predicting future events with national security ramifications.