Alibaba’s AI Successfully Predicts Winners of Chinese Reality Show

2:37 AM PDT 4/13/2016 by Patrick Brzeski Patrick Brzeski Always one for showmanship, Jack Ma’s e-commerce company unveiled its cutting-edge artificial intelligence program during the final episode of “I Am Singer,” one of the most popular TV shows in China. The real winner of China’s wildly popular reality TV show I Am Singer wasn’t one of the contestants — it wasn’t even human. Instead, what captured viewers attention most was Alibaba Group’s artificial intelligence program, which made its global debut on the program to predict the series finalists and winner. Named “Ai,” the system got every one of its algorithm-induced guesses right. I Am Singer, broadcast by Hunan TV, has been one of China’s top-rated shows since its debut in 2013. During the show’s four-hour season finale on Friday, Alibaba’s Ai…


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