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Microsoft today announced that Cortana will now offer predictions for English Premier League in the Europe. As you all know, Cortana is powered by Bing Prediction technology. For example, Cortana is forecasting that Liverpool is 12.5% more likely to emerge victorious against Everton.
How does it work?
Bing Predicts leverages a prior statistical model which estimates historical strength of teams (wins and losses, margin of victory, location of matches, weather conditions, etc.) and then incorporates our knowledge of web activity and social data (adding the ‘wisdom of the crowds’) to refine and improve our models. The table above shows the teams playing (left = home, right = away), the date of the match and then the statistical probability for each team to win that match below it. The remainder percentage (to total 100%) would be the propensity for the match to be a draw, based on the data we have used.
Here are some questions you can ask Cortana:
- Predict (insert team name) match
- Who will win the match between (insert team name) and (insert team name)?
- Will (insert team name) beat (insert team name)?
To see this weekend’s predictions and for more upcoming Premier League matches, just ask Cortana or search ‘Premier League Predictions’ at www.bing.com.