And the winner of Euro 2016 will be…

Can Machine Learning algorithms predict who is going to win Euro 2016? The recent buzz around ML and AI certainly suggests there are no boundaries for our ability to automate, optimise and predict, but it also requires modelling expertise and creativity says Frank Hedler. Euro 2016 is well and truly underway. And for the third tournament running – including Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup – we are being offered various predictions based on statistical models. The analysts at Goldman Sachs published their Euro 2016 model last week, predicting host nation France as the winner with a probability of 23%, beating Spain in the final. The model of Blue Yonder, a predictive analytics company, comes to the same result, with an even higher probability ( 34% ) for France to clinch…


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