Microsoft’s Cortana Has Uncanny Ability to Predict NFL Games
17 Sep, 2015
Microsoft’s Cortana may be best known as the Windows alternative to Apple’s Siri but the smartphone assistant may soon be known for something far greater – being an incredibly accurate NFL predictor.
Using an algorithm that includes “advanced stats and home-field advantage and… a public perception element that incorporates data from Twitter and Facebook,” Cortana successfully predicted the victors in 13 of the NFL’s 16 Week 1 games. Granted, there were not many surprises during the NFL’s opening week but correctly picking on 81.25% of games is pretty outstanding . The only games that the program got wrong were Kansas City vs Houston, Indianapolis vs Buffalo, and Tampa Bay vs Tennessee.
Impressively, Cortana was able to correctly predict upsets for the Rams, Falcons and 49ers.
So, while television experts may be a handy resource when it comes to making your own weekly picks, it may be time to start consulting Cortana as well. For what it’s worth, here is what Cortana is predicting for the second week of NFL action. Let’s see if we can beat the virtual assistant this week.
- Broncos @ Chiefs – Chiefs
- Texans @ Panthers – Panthers
- Chargers @ Bengals – Bengals
- Lions @ Vikings – Vikings
- Falcons @ Giants – Giants
- Rams @ Redskins – Rams
- Ravens @ Raiders – Ravens
- Seahawks @ Packers – Packers
- Patriots @ Bills – Bills
- Cardinals @ Bears – Bears
- Titans @ Browns – Browns
- Buccaneers @ Saints – Saints
- 49ers @ Steelers – Steelers
- Dolphins @ Jaguars – Dolphins
- Cowboys @ Eagles – Eagles
- Jets @ Colts – Colts
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