Artificial intelligence systems can predict election results better than traditional pollsters, according to a report on em360tech.com.
Artificial intelligence systems predicted a win for Donald Trump, of the Republican Party, over Hillary Clinton, of the Democrats, in the US presidential elections held yesterday.
Most traditional opinion pollsters rely on directly asking people about their voting intentions and behaviour.
And having done so, most opinion polling companies had given Clinton a 1 or 2 per cent lead, when in fact it was Trump who won the election by between 1 and 2 per cent.
However, there is evidence that predictive analytics techniques, which use hundreds or even millions of data points from the internet of things rather than networks of humans, are more accurate. Such data analytics is often referred to AI.
AI systems such as MogIA correctly predicted a victory for Trump, one of the only forecasts of a Republican win.
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