Degenerate gamblers everywhere rejoice! Artificial Intelligence programs are here to help you pick football games. A new online social platform called UNU has been developed to help groups of people make decisions in what the developers call a collective swarm.
The swarm groups people together to combine their collective wisdom in order answer questions and make choices. To test its performance, researchers pitted their technology against ESPN experts, individual fans, and Las Vegas sharks, to see what group would make the most accurate College Football Playoff picks.
Here are some of the results:
- Individual Sports Fans (across 74 surveys): 4 / 9 wins ATS , cash loss (-16 % ROI)
- ESPN College Football Experts: 4 / 9 wins ATS, cash loss (-16 % ROI)
- An UNU Swarm (74 fans working as one): 6/9 correct picks ATS, big gain (+27 % ROI)
The results speak volumes as the UNU A.I. was correct on a higher percentage of picks which resulted in the biggest monetary gain.
This is yet another example of how technology is leveling the playing field in the sports betting arena.