Microsoft got here remarkably near predicting all 24 Oscar winners

Microsoft came remarkably close to predicting all 24 Oscar winners

Cortana is not the one a part of Microsoft that is fascinated with predicting the longer term. David Rothschild, an economist with the corporate’s New York analysis lab, efficiently guessed six of final night time’s largest Oscar winners, together with the awards for greatest movie, director, actor and actress. In truth, throughout all 24 classes Rothschild solely slipped up on 4 — unique screenplay, unique rating, animated function and movie modifying tarnished an in any other case good listing.

Nevertheless, Rothschild is not any stranger to knowledge-pushed crystal ball gazing. The predictive analytics guru nailed 21 out of 24 winners final yr and 19 out of 24 in 2013. Arguably his most spectacular feat up to now, nevertheless, is looking 50 of the fifty one states within the 2012 US election. You’ll be able to see extra of Rothschild’s analytical predictions on his PredictWise website, which provides extra up-to-date knowledge on a mess of upcoming political, sporting, monetary and leisure occasions.

Completely calibrated 20 of 24 (w/ four 2nd place winners): My #Oscars2015 poll, scored:

– David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) February 23, 2015

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