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Researchers Have Developed an Application, Which Will Predict you are Sick or Not to Using Your Twitter Data

Prashant Kumar

A new computer model uses only your tweets to predict whether you’ll be sick in the next week with 91 percent accuracy, say its creators. The model, called GermTracker, finds correlations between people’s lifestyles and personalities and their likeliness of getting sick at any time, all without the people in the study submitting any surveys, or even knowing they’re part of a study.

GermTracker’s creators, two University of Rochester computer scientists named Adam Sadilek and Henry Kautz, first

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