Crowd Sourced Intelligence

The members of law enforcement and intelligence communities have tight budgets, overworked schedules, and they do not get paid overtime. Sometimes even if you disagree with the whole concept of government being necessary to spy on all the data to find a few terrorists , you can still agree to agree that both police and intelligence do keep us safe from ISIS or Al Queada or Al-Shabab or Al-JustinBieber*

( *unlike the missiles headed for Portland found by a Serbian sniffer dog)

How can the internet help? It can help the intel communit dance better

Just like Amazon Turk helps in crowd sourcing small tasks, there can be small ways the internet can help. I am talking of crowd sourcing some parts of the data ingestion only ( leads) but not the data analysis ( that is best funded by InQueTel because it will need legal guarantees and contracts.

The new huge volume of leads can then be processed by the new BIG DATA capabilities in real time ( say Palantir like startups can help with better software interfaces on helping analysts understand more data as well as helping decision makers with processing more text/mixed media reports/summaries

Good idea or bad idea? Dumb Idea or Idea that has failed before? Type in the comments.

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About SciCast

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Unlike other forecasting sites, SciCast can create relationships between forecast questions that may have an influence on each other. For example, we may publish one question about the volume of Arctic sea ice, and another about sea surface temperature. Forecasters can later link the two questions together, and make their forecasts for ice volume depend on sea temperature. Once they are correlated, SciCast will instantly adjust ice forecasts whenever the temperature forecast changes!

Author: Ajay Ohri

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