As reported by The Verge, the Microsoft Bing prediction engine – which has had great success in the past at predicting the World Cup, English soccer results and NFL games – successfully predicted the best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, supporting actor and actress out of the top awards for the 2015 Oscars.
In fact, Bing successfully predicted 84 percent of the 24 Oscar 2015 results.The prediction model was managed by Microsoft researcher David Rothschild, who, in the past, correctly predicted 21 of 24 Oscar winners in 2014 and 19 of 24 winners in 2013. In comparison, Vegas odds from the Wynn casino weren’t nearly as accurate – the Wynn predicted best picture, best actress, best actor, best supporting actress, best supporting actor, and best director, but only managed to correct 4 of 6 correctly. Microsoft predicted all six accurately.
ML Blog Team