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Genius computer program predicts the NFL Conference Finals

Genius computer program predicts the NFL Conference Finals
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The NFL Conference Finals are today, but you might be able to figure out the winner without even watching the games. Cortana, the Windows Phone virtual assistant, is predicting the results of both matchups, and the program has a very good track record.

Cortana has correctly predicted the results of NFL games 66.6% of time this year overall and has 6-2 record during playoff games. It was even more impressive during the World Cup when it correctly predicted 15 of 16 knockout game results.

How does the program keep picking correctly? Cortana uses the Bing Predicts algorithm to choose which team is most likely to win.

Next page: See Cortana's picks
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