MSR Twitter Local Events

Published on 4 Nov 2020, 1:18
This is a video about a Microsoft Research project called Twitter Local Events. The goal of this project is to detect events (e.g., sports, weather, protests, shootings, etc.) that happen in a small area and time frame by using tweets. We automatically look for places where there is a sudden spike in the number of tweets. Our artificial intelligence decides which of these spikes is an actual local event, and it works with about 80% accuracy. Analyzing tweets in real time like this means we can detect events before the news media can report on them, and we also get a more personal perspective, including events that wouldn’t be in the regular news.

Speaker Names: John Krumm, Tony Carbary, Jessica Wolk