Swarm intelligence pulls off Kentucky Derby betting coup

Twenty punters collectively picked the top four horses in this year’s race using a platform developed by an American company. Bill Condie reports.  Mario Gutierrez rode Nyquist (purple helmet) to victory, with Exaggerator (green helmet) second in the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. But swarm intelligence picked the next two horses, Gun Runner and Mohaymen, as well. Credit: Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery//Getty Images Researchers have pulled off a betting coup on the Kentucky Derby using swarm intelligence to predict the first four horses over the line. Using a platform developed by the company Unanimous AI, 20 punters pooled their input and came up with the winning combination for which bookmakers paid 540 to one. The company says it took its lead from nature when developing the UNU swarm intelligence platform.…


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