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Submission + - News-scanning software can predict revolutions (

bLanark writes: A fascinating article from the ever-interesting Singularity Hub site. Their story describes software which, when fed news, makes predictions about forthcoming events. When fed news on recent events, it spiked before the Egyptian and Libyan uprisings.

It uses sources including the News Bank which is a database of global news.

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News-scanning software can predict revolutions

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