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Can Twitter, Google and AI help in forecasting flu outbreaks ?

Twitter, Google, AI forecasting, flu outbreaks

Predicting and forecasting the yearly flu season has always been difficult, and proper preparation is essential. To improve their forecasts and predictions, the CDC is getting some help from social media, AI, and other groups.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plays a huge role in making sure healthcare providers and hospitals around the country are prepared for seasonal flu outbreaks by predicting and forecasting what to expect every year.

As per the reports, Google searches about flu symptoms or tweets about symptoms or how someone might be feeling to create a picture in near real-time that predicts the spread of the flu virus? If we could use all this information wisely, it might make predicting the spread of a disease as common as predicting a rainstorm.

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