Election Tech: The Trump-Clinton race: Can AI forecast the winner?

Image: iStock / Getty / pro-photo “As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know,” famously explained former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. “We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” Thanks to a technology innovation known as swarm AI the unknown unknown variables in politics and business may be evaporating. Swarm AI, known as “soft” artificial intelligence because the technology augments robotic activity with crowdsourced human input, is a forecasting tool developed by a company called Unanimous.A.I. and is used, as the website claims, to “answer questions, make predictions, reach decisions, and even crack jokes.” Hope Reese covers artificial…


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