How big data and predictive analytics could make Kumbh Mela and other large scale events safer

Modern technology has improved our lives for the better. Recent advances in technology have shown that some of our science fiction fantasies could indeed soon be realities. The popular 2002 science fiction flick Minority Report explored the possibilities of technologies that could help law enforcement capture criminals even before they committed crimes. We haven’t reached that ‘utopian stage’ yet. However, advances in big data and machine learning have shown that, with a big enough data set and predictive analytics, it is possible to predict human behaviour and take corrective action in advance for some use cases. Image credit- Shutterstock A recent collaboration by an Indo-Dutch consortium that included the Government of India, the Netherlands organization for Scientific Research (NWO) – the Dutch R&D organization participants from organisations including IISC, Bangalore,…


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