2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Predicting War with Big Data

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon C
110 E 2nd St

What if I told you in 100 years there would be no more war? For the first time in history, we have enough big data on human sentiment, movements, and behavior to meaningfully predict population-level events (i.e. war, genocide, revolution, and global atrocities). This is huge because if we can predict the direction that the world is moving, then we stand a chance at pushing it away from war and instead down a peace-filled path. We stand at the cusp of a revolution in the way that the political game is played and big data is the driver. In a century, the winners and losers of global conflict will be those who understand the chess match of how populations interact, so gear up.

Hashtags: #sxsw


David Mace




Music Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Event Type
Thanks to our sponsors
Esurance Logo Mazda Logo Monster Energy Logo CapitalOne logo Bud Light logo McDonald's logo Austin Chronicle Logo
Music sponsor
Sonic Bids Logo Pandora Logo Marriott Rewards Logo
Interactive sponsor
Deloitte Digital Logo Ten-X Logo United Airlines Logo Samsung Logo