Swarm Intelligence could level the playing field between man and machine

Share This article As the 2016 Oscars approach, prediction gurus worldwide are rubbing their hands in warm anticipation of the revelations to come. The Academy Awards have taken on a significance far beyond mere Hollywood accolade, emerging as a proving ground for a variety of prediction methodologies. Microsoft’s Bing artificial intelligence platform turned heads last year when it accurately anticipated 21 of the 24 academy award winners. The New York Times‘ panel of movie experts didn’t even come close to matching this feat. However, a novel human-based form of artificial intelligence, called swarm intelligence, could put us back on even footing with our machine counterparts in the prediction game. During the 2015 Academy Awards, film critics gathered by The New York Times registered a 53% accuracy rate in predicting Oscar winners, only slightly…


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