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Old 12-04-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
 
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Cortana Picks Saints Against Panties

Microsoft Cortana had a decent Week 13, correctly predicting 10 of 16 NFL games.

It's now 126-66 (65.6%) on the season.

Cortana is a Windows phone virtual assistant that's using an algorithm from Bing Predicts to pick every game of the NFL season. After making headlines at the World Cup by correctly predicting 15 of the tournament's final 16 games, it's having a harder time picking NFL games.

The algorithm picks games straight up, not against the point spread. Its record is one game better than the Vegas favorites (which are 125-64-3, 65.1%) and a few games worse than Nate Silver's ELO model (which is 132-60, 68.8%).

After getting two out of the three Thanksgiving games wrong, Cortana made a comeback and went 9-4 on Sunday and Monday. Vegas favorites also finished the week 10-6, and ELO went 9-7.

Here are Cortana's picks for Week 14 as of Tuesday night. We'll update them if they change throughout the week (Vegas favorites in parentheses):

Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints Saints win, 80% chance (Saints -9.5)

Read more: Microsoft Cortana NFL Picks, Week 14 - Business Insider

She's been wrong 4 weeks straight. Is this the time she straightens out and gets it right with the Saints?

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Idk but I hate that stupid program. Every time it picks us to win, we lose. Do we really have to post this damn things picks? Its bad juju!

Destroy the machine before it destroys us!!
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Originally Posted by jnormand View Post
Idk but I hate that stupid program. Every time it picks us to win, we lose. Do we really have to post this damn things picks? Its bad juju!

Destroy the machine before it destroys us!!
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This is like listening to the Fox lead-in show where Howie and Terry offer insights into brain damaged thinking.
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It's almost as bad as the Mike Greenburg KOD (Kiss Of Death).
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Who cares if she's accurate................that is one hot smurf!
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Who cares if she's accurate................that is one hot smurf!
Look, I'm into robot chicks with perfect metallic boobs as much as the next guy, but we can't have the damn robot coming in here and messing with the gumbo man!!!
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