Seems a fairly obvious application. Track social activity to determine potential social upheavals. False positive linking to specific process may be key to its use, as in any 'alarm' scenarios. Also note the term 'siren server' being originated by Jaron Lanier, who connected with us briefly. The term' anticipatory' or 'predictive' is also used.
CIA ‘Siren Servers’ can predict social uprisings 3-5 days in advance
The CIA claims to be able to predict social unrest days before it happens thanks to powerful super computers dubbed Siren Servers by the father of Virtual Reality, Jaron Lanier.
CIA Deputy Director for Digital Innovation Andrew Hallman announced that the agency has beefed-up its “anticipatory intelligence” through the use of deep learning and machine learning servers that can process an incredible amount of data. .... "