How good can computers get at predicting events?

KIRA RADINSKY INVENTOR In 2012, when Cuba suffered its first outbreak of cholera in 130 years, the government and medical experts there were shocked. But software created by Kira Radinsky had predicted it months earlier. Radinsky‚Äôs software had essentially read 150 years of news reports and huge amounts of data from sources such as Wikipedia,…

Israeli military intelligence unit drives country’s hi-tech boom

Unit 8200, Israel’s ‘GCHQ’, has spawned more technology millionaires than many business schools Few people would connect the drab olive green of an Israeli army uniform with the cutting edge of fashion. And most fans of Stylit, a website where a virtual personal stylist matches clothes and accessories to suit your taste, are unaware that…