Join Barton Poulson for an in-depth discussion in this video Data science and national security, part of The Data Science of Government and Political Science, with Barton Poulson.
- [Instructor] When it comes to issues of national security…the ideal situation is perhaps complete boredom,…because it means that nothing noteworthy is happening,…instead of having to worry about the world ending,…you just have to worry about where you put your car keys.…And data science can help bring about this ideal condition.…We'll start by looking at three different kinds…of threats to national security.…We'll look at terrorism, physical attacks on people,…and cyberattacks on infrastructure and cyber espionage.…There are many other possibilities,…many things that affect national security,…but these are three that have received…special attention recently.…
We'll begin by looking at terrorism,…and specifically the attempt to predict terrorist attacks.…Now when you're trying to do a model…to predict when a person is likely…to commit a terrorist attack,…there are a lot of things that you can look at.…You can look, for instance, at data on social media,…what groups do they visit, what videos are they watching,…
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 04/02/2018. What changed?
A: We added one video on data science careers in government.