Microsoft’s Cortana Has Predicted EVERY Elimination Round World Cup Game So Far
This is even better than Paul the Octopus from the previous World Cup
Microsoft’s Cortana should consider a career in professional gambling.
Cortana’s predictions are coming from Bing’s Prediction Engine, which makes assessments based on each team’s previous record as well as a number of other factors like weather, type of grass, and home field advantage (for Brazil).
Cortana’s prediction abilities are one reason some have begun seeing the virtual assistant as a legitimate threat to Apple’s Siri.
If you’re into gambling, Cortana has Germany beating France and Brazil edging out Columbia in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Colombia… not Columbia lol. BusinessInsider is so amateurish.
That Paul the Octopus was just insane!
Damn it doesn’t work in Netherlands. Mind you every elimination round game has been spot with the favorites winning. I would of been more shocked if they guessed the pool games right, that was linsanity.
Crap, it was right about both yesterday’s matches.
The machines are getting too smart. One day they will decide to enslave us all humans and start harvesting us for our organs.
We need to destroy them all right now before it is to late.
Luddites of the world, unite!
Cortana is definitely on a roll.
It has gotten both the quarterfinals predictions from today (Argentina and Netherlands) right as well.
The Dutch vs Costa Rica game was literally about as knife edge as you could ever get. But I did tell my Dutch friends that statistically they were likely to win, according to Cortana. I don’t think this had their hearts beating any slower!
WOW, another real life proof that data+stat significance calculations work!
So what are the Cortana predictions for the finals?
Better than the octopus?
Apparently for the semi finals, Cortana predicts Germany will beat Brazil and Argentina will beat Netherlands.
I think even the late great Octopus did not have a perfect record.
But Cortana seems to have gotten every game right so far.
Both Nate Silver and Godman Sachs have Brazil winning the entire tournament, so someone will definitely be wrong after the Germany Brazil match.
Paul the Octopus, used to pick the winners LOL
I’m sure there’s a large amount of luck involved but this is very cool It’s been right so far, surely it can’t get the final wrong?
My prediction is Germany to win comfortably – if Messi manages to find his top form though then Argentina have a chance.
Where’s Paul these days?
Literally lol’d out loud I knew that was coming when I saw stacks post LOL
hahah mmmm, i want some paul
So far match looks balanced. Let’s see what happens the second half.
I just hope it doesn’t go to penalty kicks … that takes all the fun out of the game.