Computer algorithm can predict next terror attack: Research Study

Computer algorithm can predict next terror attack: Research Study
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ISLAMABAD: (APP) Turning to math and social media to protect from a possible terrorist strike , a team of researchers has come up with an algorithm that they think might predict potential attacks .

Physicist Neil Johnson of the University of Miami led a team that created a mathematical model to sift order from the chaotic pro-terrorism online universe, the New York Times reported.

Experts who study terrorism and online communication said that the new research was informative and that they appreciated that the authors would make their data available to other researchers.

However, they cautioned that the actions of terrorist groups are extremely difficult to anticipate and said more information was needed, especially to substantiate any predictive potential of the team's equation.

"This is an interesting approach, this is a potentially valuable approach, and more research should be done on the approach," said co-author J. M. Berger, adding "But to jump ahead to the utility of it, I think, takes more work."

 

 

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