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October 11th, 2012
Intelligence Agencies Turn to Crowdsourcing

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>James Bond fans and wannabe spies alike may have the ultimate outlet for their spy ambitions. Research firm  Applied Research Associates, has just launched a website that invites the public—meaning anyone, anywhere—to sign up and try their hand at intelligence forecasting. The website is part of an effort, sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (Iarpa), to understand the potential benefits of so-called crowdsourcing for predicting future events. Crowdsourcing aims to use the “wisdom of crowds” and was popularised by projects like Wikipedia. Read More

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