Power of Twitter

Power of Twitter

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 58 , Segment 4

Episode: Saudi Succession, City Growth, Fish Mutations, Big Data

  • May 7, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 26:41 mins

Guest: Sudha Ram, lead researcher on the study that used Twitter, Google Searches and environmental monitoring data to predict emergency room visits for asthma attacks with remarkable accuracy. Ram is also a professor of management information systems and computer science at the University of Arizona Researchers at the University of Arizona figured out how to harvest information from Twitter, Google and even the EPA’s air monitoring stations to predict with 75-percent accuracy when local hospitals would see a spike in asthma patients coming in for treatment.

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