SiliconANGLE :: By sorting through and collating vast amounts of data from diplomatic cables dumped online by Julian Assange and WikiLeaks in 2010, a group of friends at the headquarters of the internet company Bitly Inc., in New York, has managed to create a computer model that not only predicts where and when violence might occur in Afghanistan, but also its level intensity.
The results of their work were published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last month.
A report by Mike Wheatley, siliconangle.com
[Jon Bardin:] The study also shows why it's important to make as much data public as possible, Ward said. Without WikiLeaks, he said, a study like this would have been far more difficult to carry out.
Reported in July 2012 by Jon Bardin, Los Angeles Times: Computer analysis predicted rises, ebbs in Afghanistan violence