Cortana Adds NFL Predictions

Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital assistant introduced in Windows Phone 8.1, has had the ability to predict outcomes of some events. Most recently, she did a near-perfect job of predicting World Cup results.

In an announcement on September 3, Microsoft says they have added NFL to the list of events that Cortana can predict. The American football season starts on September 4, so it is timely. In order to use this feature, just ask Cortana: “Who will win, team A or team B?”

Cortana’s prediction feature is based on Bing’s prediction engine. Bing on the desktop has enabled such predictions for reality shows on TV like the singing competition The Voice before.

Microsoft has earlier explained how Bing Predicts works, and how it is able to predict with a high level of accuracy. It is natural that they use all the signals and the data they have, to take it to one of the most popular sporting events in the American calendar.

For NFL predictions, Walter Sun from the Bing Predicts team says:

For pro football, we model the respective strengths of the teams by examining outcomes from previous seasons including wins, losses, and the very rare tie outcome (two games since 2009), factoring in margin of victories, location of contest, playing surface and roof cover (or lack thereof), weather and temperature conditions, scoring by quarters, and multiple offensive and defensive statistics.  In addition to this prior model, we identify fans on Web and Social sites and track their sentiment to understand the aggregate wisdom of this expressive crowd.  This introduces data which statistics alone cannot capture, providing real-time adjustments which surprisingly can capture injury news and other substantive factors in win probabilities.

I understand these things are more fun than useful, and I am not sure anyone who gambles will rely on this to make any bets, but it is good to see Microsoft showing off their machine learning prowess through normal use cases like predictions of NFL games.

NFL Predictions in Cortana
NFL Predictions in Cortana

If you are on Windows Phone 8.1, you can start asking right away. The beauty of most of Cortana’s features is that they are all web services-enabled, which means it does not require any client or app updates. Once Microsoft turns that feature on from the server side, it is available for everyone to use.

Let us know how you like the feature in the comments below!

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After the spinners bailed India out of the first ICC World Cup 2011 warm-up game against Australia, the Indian batsmen will be looking to put behind their bad batting display and get some runs on the board against New Zealand. Though Sehwag got an half century in the first game, it wasn’t as fluent as he would have wanted it to be.

The return of Sachin Tendulkar in the second practice match should bolster the Indian batting, but the middle order has to chip in. It is really important for at-least 2-3 batsmen to click. Pathan who had played a good knock against Australia is almost a certainty in the opener against Bangladesh and the pressure will be on Raina and Kohli to bat well.

Among the fast bowlers, Nehra, Sreeshant and Patel will have to bowl good as they weren’t given much of a bowl in the first match. The Indian team management will also be looking at the spinners performances to determine who makes the playing eleven in the opener against Dhaka.

The practice match between India and New Zealand will be a day night affair and will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The ICC World Cup 2011 will be broadcast live on ESPN Star Sports and Star Cricket. However, you may also be able to catch up on live action from the tournament on ESPN3.com. If you need alternative ways to watch the ICC World Cup 2011 online, you can try out Crictime.com or Cricfire.com.

User channels for the live cricket matches are also available at sites like Ustream.tv and Justin.tv, you can search either of these sites to find live cricket streams uploaded by users.

We will add more links and videos to watch the ICC World Cup 2011 matches Live online here as soon as they become available.

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Paraguay take on Japan in an interesting match in the round of 16 today. Japan have had an impressive run so far and will look to make it to quarter-finals of the World Cup. Paraguay on the other hand have topped their group and will look to make a breakthrough here.

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Brazil play North Korea today in their first Group G match of . The Brazil teams are favorites to win the world cup and will definitely look to get the full 3 points against North Korea.

However, Group G is not a easy group and is also called the traditional Group of Death, where even the best teams could get eliminated due to the unpredictable nature of the teams involved.

North Korea too will be looking to either get a draw or win from this one and will not give Brazil any easy chances in the match.

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USA kick off their world up campaign in FIFA World Cup 2010. The United States team may just make it to the quarter finals, but the rivalry with England is really long. More than 60 years ago USA had stunned England in the World Cup, however, over the years England have become a formidable side and the match on June 12 will definitely have lots of excitement.

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Argentina under Maradona have not done as well as expected, but they definitely have some world class players including Messi who has been a class act in himself. So will Messi make all the difference in this touch group match between Argentina and Nigeria, or will it take a lot more from the best player of his time Maradona?

Argentina take on Nigeria in a crucial Group B match between two teams who are expected to make it to the second round. However, both Argentina and Nigeria will have their task cut out and become the group leaders if they win this match. So who do you think will win the match between Argentina and Nigeria in the FIFA World Cup 2010?

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Former European Champions from 2002 Greece taken on the semi-finalists from World Cup 2010 South Korea. Though both teams are the weaker link in Group B, you can expect a surprise group winner from between Greece or South Korea.

Both South Korea and Greece are the weaker links in the Group B of FIFA World Cup 2010 and their other group members Argentina and Nigeria are expected to make it through to the round 2 of FIFA World Cup 2010. But who? Let’s just leave it to the match.

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is already underway and there are several ways in which you can track the tournament through an excel template using the FIFA World Cup 2010 Excel template. In addition to that you can also track FIFA scores and more using the Google OneBox results for FIFA 2010.

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However, if you are looking to download or view FIFA World Cup 2010 schedule you can download an excel file which has the entire World Cup schedule and will allow you to add points to the teams who have won. You can download the file from here.

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World Cup is finally underway and the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup and 2 matches have already been played with Group A all even on 1 point each. With more than a month long of matches you cannot actually catch up on each and every match in FIFA World Cup 2010 unless you took a leave :-).

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Now that is fine because you can actually watch all the highlights of FIFA World Cup 2010 online at your own leisure. FIFA.com will be uploading the highlights of all the matches of FIFA World Cup 2010 Online everyday.

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