This challenge seeks to leverage machine learning to predict regional unrest

Above and beyond better-targeted Netflix feeds, machine learning offers the promise of helping us understand geopolitics more deeply, perhaps even before certain events happen.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Agency (IARPA) recently announced a new competition that will call on participants to “leverage novel statistical and machine learning techniques” to forecast civil unrest, military activity and outbreaks of disease.

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Source: FedScoop