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starring Tovino Thomas and Pia Bajpai in the titular roles, 2017 ? ???” he tweeted next.m." he says "they switched from 20% to 95% for Trump" The internet it seems can’t yet reliably take the pulse of the people But Makse and many other social scientists are convinced that it eventually will—if only they can figure out how to translate terabytes of data into human intentions Prediction and its limits More from our special package that explores how prediction is a developing science More articles FORECASTING WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO and why is the essence of social science Considering how hard it is to divine even a single person’s behavior scaling up prediction to a community or society seems like a nonstarter "But in some ways that is an easier problem" says Taha Yasseri a computational social scientist at the University of Oxford Internet Institute in the United Kingdom He offers an analogy from physics: Although the movement of a single particle looks random "the behavior of a gas made up of millions of particles is very predictable" The idea that society can be treated like a physics problem has deep roots In the 1950s science fiction author Isaac Asimov conjured up a branch of science called psychohistory With powerful computers and gargantuan data sets he imagined researchers would forecast not just elections but the rise and fall of empires A lifetime later the computers and the data Asimov envisioned are becoming reality But for now polling—costly and inefficient as it is—remains the tool of choice for predicting group behavior such as elections And a study of electoral races around the world suggests that polls are still reliable despite last November’s surprise Ryan Kennedy a social scientist at the University of Houston in Texas and colleagues focused on a data set of presidential elections They avoided the complexity of comparing different government systems by limiting the study to elections in which voters chose a national leader directly rather than for example through a party-based parliamentary system like the United Kingdom’s That filter left plenty of data: The final tally came to more than 500 elections from 86 different countries going back to World War II To predict winners Kennedy David Lazer a social scientist at Northeastern University in Boston and his PhD student Stefan Wojcik statistically modeled the elections using voter polling data as well as data on other factors that can tip elections: the country’s economic prosperity democratic freedoms—using a third-party measurement called a Polity score—and whether an incumbent was running They trained their models on data up to 2007 and then tested them on the most recent 8 years totaling 128 elections Overall they correctly predicted the winner 80% to 90% of the time And of all the indicators polling proved the most powerful by far "We predict that reports of the death of quantitative electoral forecasts are greatly exaggerated" the authors quip Others agree that for the time being polling reigns "If you’re trying to predict a decision people will make there’s just no substitute for asking them directly" says Andrew Gelman a statistician at Columbia University Yet Lazer for one believes our reliance on polling may not last much longer "Canonical polling methods are in crisis" he says One factor is people’s growing impatience with pollsters; another is the death of the landline You can’t survey people if you don’t know how to find them Could a fire hose of data from the internet plug the gap That holds "great promise" says Lazer "but a lot of work has to be done before those approaches are validated" One challenge is that it is hard to decipher people’s motivations from their internet habits: that is their web searches and social media posts If millions of people tweet sentiments supportive of a candidate or critical of an opponent can it be deduced reliably how they will vote Predicting people’s behavior is tough Yasseri says "if you don’t know what motivates them" A promising test ground for probing motivation is Wikipedia a website used by a remarkably broad swath of humanity as a one-stop shop for basic information on almost any topic To see what Wikipedia’s traffic might reveal about electoral outcomes Yasseri and fellow Oxford researcher Jonathan Bright have been tracking the number of daily visitors to the Wikipedia pages devoted to political parties competing in the European Union’s parliamentary elections every 5 years Because the voters speak different languages Yasseri and Bright gather data separately from each of 14 language versions of the site The number of visitors to each political party’s Wikipedia page would not have reliably predicted who ultimately won seats in the 2009 and 2014 elections "It’s not that simple" Yasseri says His theory is that voters are "information misers" seeking out the minimum information needed to make a decision And indeed they found the most active Wikipedia pages tended to be those of newly formed parties with visits peaking in the week before an election By monitoring those pre-election spikes Yasseri and Bright reported last year in EPJ Data Science they were able to forecast the gains of the nationalist parties within France and the United Kingdom in their respective national elections But what’s needed they say is more information about those Wikipedia visitors to translate browsing choices into likely voting choices To put human prediction to the test Yasseri is part of a European team building a "social data bank" which like a genetic data bank would provide deep information—demographics health records traces of online browsing and even mobile phone data—on a slice of the population To start it will focus on the United Kingdom Finland Hungary Spain and Slovenia "We have to figure out how to keep the data anonymous" Yasseri says The hope is that tracking all the online behavior of relatively few people will allow researchers to deduce what motivates someone to visit a website tweet and ultimately vote one way or another Once they solve the anonymity problem he says the team hopes to start predicting outcomes such as elections within a few years Conventional wisdom During the party conventions last summer the number of individuals who tweeted in favor of Hillary Clinton (blue) spiked far outstripping those who backed Donald Trump (red)—in line with polls that had Clinton in the lead (Graphic) J You/Science; (Data) Hernan Makes & Alexandre Bovet City College of New York MAKSE HIMSELF IS TRYING to improve his Twitter-based model The morning after Trump’s election he met his graduate students and postdocs in the lab The mood was grim "Most of them are foreigners" he says and the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Trump’s campaign had been bruising They did a postmortem on their Twitter study to look for signs they should have seen Although the Twitter data were far easier to gather than the polls they were harder to interpret posing challenges that pollsters need never consider For example among the 73 million tweets about Trump or Clinton in the 4 months before the election how many were written by humans Twitter’s platform allows "bots"—computer programs imitating humans—to take part in the online discussion They aren’t labeled as such and to most observers they appear to be enthusiastic fellow voters echoing political slogans and amplifying a point of view Deploying such bots is like planting people in an audience to laugh at your jokes To use Twitter as a voter opinion poll Makse’s team had to detect all those bots and filter them out first They did that before election night by analyzing not only the content and timing of the tweets but also information about the accounts behind them A telltale sign of a bot is an account that does not use one of the standard Twitter software clients and relentlessly retweets content from other accounts verbatim As they debotted their data a stark pattern emerged: Whereas the pro-Trump tweeters were riddled with bots those supporting Clinton seemed almost exclusively human The effect the bots had on the election remains an open question Another unknown is the number of Twitter users who are paid hacks One of the most influential pro-Trump tweeters of all based on Makse’s analysis of the cascades of retweeting in Twitter’s echo chamber was @LindaSuhler According to the account profile it is a "Linda Suhler PhD" The internet has no record of that person and direct Twitter messages from Science were never answered The close match last November between Twitter-based projections and voter polls could be a fluke Only more elections will tell But Makse suspects that both approaches have the same limitation: Certain voters were underrepresented The Trump voters "just weren’t there" he says The rural US population that propelled Trump to victory may have been the very people not using Twitter or answering pollsters’ questions Either that he says or the "shy Trump voter" theory is right: People who intended to vote for Trump tended to keep quiet about it In retrospect says Makse the much higher intensity of tweeting from pro-Trump Twitter users versus pro-Clinton users (see chart above) "was a red flag" for deep differences between them If those biases can be tracked data from social media could increase the accuracy of election predictions Makse says But how much accuracy do we need There is a downside to psychohistory Gelman warns If we could predict election outcomes with perfect fidelity he says the act of voting itself "would be meaningless" Makse’s forecast based on freely harvested tweets continued to match the pricey polling data, For all the latest Technology News,s shot rebounded off the post. 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