Using The NYT to Predict the Future (Co.Exist)

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An Israeli computer prodigy has developed a unique system that looks for cause-and-effect patterns to help alert us to possible disasters in the future. The complex computer algorithms she wrote collects several decades of New York Times archives, as well as Twitter feeds and Wikipedia entries, to detect less prominent and more complex patterns of the past. Her recent research increased an alarming prediction of an impending deadly cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe.

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