Swarm AI predicts the 2016 Kentucky Derby

Image: iStockphoto.com/Hans Christiansson For those betting on the 142nd Kentucky Derby on Saturday, there are several ways to approach the strategy. Last year, Jimmy Fallon’s puppies took a stab at it—and correctly predicted the winner, American Pharoah. Or, you could rely on the experts from the Bleacher Report. Maybe you want to study up on your own, or see which horses are looking good that day. But there’s another method, and it may be better than all the others: Artificial intelligence. SEE: How ‘artificial swarm intelligence’ uses people to make better predictions than experts Unanimous A.I. has built a software platform called UNU that harnesses the power of the crowd to make predictions. Instead of the popular neural network, which emulates brain activity, “swarm AI” looks to a different part…


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