Cortana accurately predicted 15 out of 16 World Cup matches

By now all of you probably know that Germany has won the 2014 World Cup tournament, and Cortana’s pick to win the final also happened to be Germany.

Cortana has officially picked 15 out the 16 winners in the elimination stage of the World Cup. Of course, her predictions are just educated guesses, and many people could have come to the same conclusion, but it still shows that machine learning can be a powerful tool. The only match where Cortana’s prediction was faulty, was the Netherlands and Brazil match for 3rd place, in which she picked Brazil to win.

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