Update (July 13, 2014 9:46 PM) – Cortana accurately predicted 15 out of 16 World Cup matches
Cortana is now 14-0, and is on an unprecedented prediction streak. She has successfully picked the Winners of the last 14 matches of the World Cup in Brazil. Her semi-finals match predictions were her biggest test, and she passed with flying colors.
As for the World Cup finals game, we now have the winner picked! Cortana cautiously predicts that Germany will win the 2014 World Cup over Argentina and Brazil will take 3rd place.
This World Cup has been a wild ride for Soccer fans and for Microsoft machine learning engine. Can Cortana get away with a perfect 16-0 record? If so, this is a huge win for Microsoft’s Windows Phone Personal Assistant Cortana and Bing’s machine learning software.
Bing is Google’s main competitor, and although most people are using Google for their internet searches, this is not because Bing is inferior, but because of habit. The term “Google it” is synonymous with looking things up on the internet, and this is very hard for Bing to overcome.
Microsoft’s prediction engine has recently been putting a positive face to Bing, and this is something that Bing needs. Regardless of what happens with Cortana’ s prediction, this recent publicity is an example of how Bing’s presence will grow in the mind of consumers.
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