Friday, February 3, 2017

New England vs. Atlanta: AI’s Predicted Winner May Surprise You

Hmmm, take the Vegas odds or bet on GPU-accelerated predictions?

With Sunday’s big game around the corner, you may be wondering how to outsmart your co-workers to win the office pool. You could stick with the Las Vegas line, which has New England favored to win by three. You could go with the theory that says that Atlanta lost its chance when it opted for red uniforms, as teams wearing white, like New England on Sunday, have won 11 of the last 12 championships.

Or you could bet on Swish Analytics’ artificial intelligence predictions to give you an edge. If you hate Tom Brady, you’ll like what it says for Sunday’s game. Although most expect Brady and New England to win a sixth championship, as of Feb. 2, Swish’s AI said the star quarterback will be disappointed. “This is going to be a close one, but our models give the Falcons a 5 percent advantage,” said Corey Beaumont, Swish co-founder and chief operating officer.