Crowdsourcing Could Predict Terror Strikes, Gas Prices


Researchers are seeking ways to better predict such actions. One team active in this arena is Raleigh, N.C.-based Applied Research Associates and its partner researchers from seven universities. They’re finding new ways to use „crowdsourcing“ to make more accurate predictions of events and trends.

The ARA team is developing and testing a tech system for gathering many different opinions on a variety of world topics, such as politics, disease control and the economy. Ultimately, they will share their results with U.S. intelligence agencies in hopes the research aids in making predictions. (more on