AI startup taps human ‘swarm’ intelligence to predict winners

Who says artificial intelligence doesn’t involve humans? Try telling that to Silicon Valley startup Unanimous AI. After recently achieving the rare “superfecta” — picking the top four finishers in the Kentucky Derby — using UNU, a new form of human-based AI using algorithms, the company is ready to share its formula with the public. After more than a year of testing, the online platform is now available in open beta. UNU relies on an artificial “swarm” of human group intelligence that come together in real time to make predictions, said Louis Rosenberg, its creator. UNU’s goal: to find the right answers through consensus. “We believe success happens when individuals are working together and filling in the gaps of what they don’t know by themselves,” he said. “We built this to…


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