Microsoft showcases machine learning platform for predicting scores in cricket matches

Microsoft yesterday showcased the power of advanced data analytics and machine learning in sports at the Machine Learning & Data Sciences Conference in India. They have created a machine learning based platform that offers insights into improving accuracy of predicting target scores in weather-interrupted T20 cricket matches. The platform is now available as a Jupyter notebook in Microsoft’s Cortana Intelligence Gallery along with a step-by-step guide for the developer community to build on and make further improvements in the approach across multiple areas such as playing conditions, weather and cricket grounds. Former Indian cricketers Javagal Srinath and Aakash Chopra, and Microsoft executives – Joseph Sirosh and Meetul Patel, participated in a discussion moderated by Shamya Dasgupta of Wisden to discuss on the growing impact of technology in sports and how application of Microsoft’s Machine Learning in…


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