Euro 2016: Who Will Win? Artificial Intelligence, Probability and Neural Networks Being Used To …

A lot can change in the space of six years. At the 2010 World Cup in Germany, match results were predicted by an octopus named Paul. As Euro 2016 prepares to kick off Friday in France,  scientists are using advanced neural networks to try to figure out which team will win this summer’s tournament. As fans from across the continent begin their journeys toward France this week, predictions among them will be based on passion, patriotism and hope rather than algorithms, artificial intelligence or machine learning. But that’s not stopping companies like Microsoft, Yahoo and Blue Yonder from trying to leverage their technology to predict this year’s winner. At the World Cup in 2010, Paul the Octopus became a celebrity by accurately predicting the results of every single game involving host country Germany, which went on to win the tournament. Paul’s method, though, wasn’t…


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