VentureBeat: AI uses Google Trends data to predict how many people will get the flu

VentureBeat: AI uses Google Trends data to predict how many people will get the flu. “In a newly published paper (‘Sequence to Sequence with Attention for Influenza Prevalence Prediction using Google Trends’) on Arxiv.org, scientists hailing from the University of Tokyo describe a system that taps data from Google Trends, a tool that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search, to improve precision. They report that their approach achieves state-of-the-art results in preliminary tests.”