Berto Jongman: Palantir “Demo” on Identifying Rebel Groups in Syria

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Identifying Rebel Groups in Syria: An Analytical Methodology

Nov 2, 2012 – Joseph Holliday

In a narrated demonstration, Joseph Holliday presents his methodology to identify and track rebel groups in Syria. Using international media, YouTube videos, and Facebook pages, he verifies and describes rebel activity and assigns responsibility to named rebel groups. Often publishing records of their attacks, rebel groups provide a wealth of information about their capabilities, key personalities, principal values, and locations through film and other digital media. Analyzing these films and verifying observations through additional sources, Joseph Holliday has been able to describe changes in rebel capability, objectives, and limitations over time with a high degree of accuracy.

Phi Beta Iota: Pedestrian poop, neither analytical nor helpful, and certainly not worth the time/price inputs.  Worth watching for a sense of how little this offers.  Technology is not a substitute for thinking, and incoherent visuals are not a substitute for applied human intelligence that can answer a specific foward-looking question.