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August 22, 2013-Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, Technology, Genocide Prevention

Algorithm Challenge to Predict Atrocities, Now Open for Submissions

Everyday, with the help of technology, we are able to capture more and more information as it happens in real time.

Now, what if that real-time data could be leveraged to predict atrocities before they occur – and in turn, prevent them? Humanity United and USAID’s Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention has taken on this bold concept.

Today, the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention is launching the final round of the Model Challenge, in partnership with the competition platform TopCoder.

The culminating algorithm challenge invites participants to develop a model to predict where and when atrocities will occur in the near future, based on sociopolitical indicators from around the world and data on past atrocities.

Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $25,000. The submission deadline is September 12, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://www.topcoder.com/techchallenge/

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