MasterCard Moves to Patent Analytics Work That Predicts Political Events

Today's Wall Street Journal quotes Kalev in an article about MasterCard's patent application to use event data coupled with financial transaction data to forecast global instability. Of particular interest, the patent application cites the use of the precise kind of geocoded global event data generated by GDELT, showcasing just how much GDELT's debut three years ago has transformed the landscape of political risk assessment.

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