Artificial intelligence predicts Euro 2016 match results

The model predicts that the Swiss team will win its tournament opener against Albania on June 11 (Keystone) A Swiss university lab has harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to predict the outcome of matches during the Euro 2016 football tournament that begins on Friday. The researchers’ unique model uses individual players’ performance as a measure.  The website kickoff.ai was launched on June 7 by three PhD students at the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and is targeted at football lovers.  “All three of us are football fans and we wanted to apply machine learning to a new data set,” Victor Kristof, one of the brains behind kickoff.ai, told swissinfo.ch.  While several other football results prediction models exist, kickoff.ai incorporates two special features that help with better accuracy.  The…


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