Computers Predict Crowd Panic

from the yes,-but-then-what? dept

Here’s an article about computers being used to create models that predict how crowds panic. Apparently, they’ve done quite a good job. The part that I don’t fully understand is how this is useful. They suggest in the article that this can give us some clues as to how to prevent dangerous situations occurring – but they’re not exactly clear on what those preventitive measures are. It says something about a barrier, but that’s about all.

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