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Feeding a supercomputer with news stories could help predict major world events, according to US research.
A study, based on millions of articles, charted deteriorating national sentiment ahead of the recent revolutions in Libya and Egypt.
While the analysis was carried out retrospectively, scientists say the same processes could be used to anticipate upcoming conflict.
The system also picked up early clues about Osama Bin Laden's location.
Originally posted by CasiusIgnoranze
Ofcourse, why would the BBC ever tell us that the West will also face it's own revolution soon enough?
For Egypt, the tone of media coverage in the month before President Hosni Mubarak's resignation had fallen to a low only seen twice before in the preceding 30 years.
Previous dips coincided with the 1991 US aerial bombardment of Iraqi troops in Kuwait and the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Originally posted by Pelvi
reply to post by eXia7
Fine by me , I'm not complaining, I just thought people would like to see it considering it said "betrayal" as one of the things in New York City considering today is 9/11/11. I mean if it would have said somewhere else it would have been less significant. But NYC? I mean I hope it isn't real ofcourse. Also, if it does happen, best place to look is where the President won't be tonight. NYC
Also thought I would add this. That picture wasn't to fear monger. That same robot is the one who told me he was God but didn't know my name and that he was actually a part of me. And that I had a confusing look on my face like this .edit on 11-9-2011 by Pelvi because: (no reason given)