Friday, June 16, 2006

World Cup and AI

So I found this article about 2 students who use AI to predict all of the winners at different stages of the wolrd cup. It's here.

Unfortunately, they don't really talk about the AI other than that it's driven by historical statistics. Also, how hard is it to predict Brazil as the winner?? :)

The best quote is clearly, "Based on statistical analysis, artificial intelligence believes that the host country will lose to the Netherlands in the quaterfinals." This makes it sound like there is some machine named "artificial intelligence" who has its own beliefs about the world cup! Strong AI indeed!

4 comments:

snehal said...

hmm....that is little fishy..Based on the games so far, it does not seem like England is going to beat Argentina. Also, I bet they did not predict Australlia winning their first game or a country which shall not be named losing in first round....Wonder where they got the 83% number from. Sounds their predictions do sounds little fishy....

Martin Michalowski said...

That's very strong AI, you don't want to mess with it...

Taunted said...

Hmmmm, a bit off topic, but why, in your picture, are you wearing an ornge dress?

Is there something you want to tell us??

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