Who won the Oscars? Cortana predictions got 83% of the awards right
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 23, 2015, 8:51 AM
dabbling in clairvoyance for a while now, and you could have asked it the other day some real prophetic stuff, like, for example "Who will win the Oscars 2015?"
The predictions it spat out, however, turned out to be prophetic indeed, as it scored most of last night's winners. Cortana nabbed the best movie, best actor and actress, best director, and, overall, skipped a beat only in four of the 24 categories, which is an excellent 83% ratio.
It turns out that Cortana's predictions, which rely on Microsoft Bing search engine prediction technology, are actually the elaborate works of the company's R&D offshoot in New York. Managed by Microsoft researcher David Rothschild, the team there provides accurate Oscars predictions for Cortana a few years in a row now, and you can also use Bing Search for many other events, like World Cup soccer results, and NFL games. Have at it.
source: Bing Blogs
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I am not surprised. MS may want to rename her to "Microsoft Bing Oracle".
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 9:15 AM 5
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these are like the only post we get about windows phone on here, but that is pretty cool that it was almost 100 percent, people will start using it to make bets just now
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 10:16 AM 0
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I wonder how good it is in predicting sports scores, could be helpful on the next trip to a sportsbook in Las Vegas (or your local bookie).
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 11:09 AM 1
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This is awesome. This virtual assistant is almost as powerful as Google now and siri.
posted on Feb 23, 2015, 6:17 PM 0
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