FIFA World Cup 2014 is finally over and Germany has been the proud owner of the cup after a tough fight against Argentina. The game was going tight indeed and extended to extra time when the young vibrant Mario Gotze did the superb utilization of the chance and won the cup.

Cortana predicts Germany's victory against Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2014

But what we are surprised is the Cortana’s almost accurate prediction for results of FIFA World Cup matches. It already predicted before the game that Germany will win over Argentina. But their prediction was not right in the third runner up game where it gave its prediction for Brazil and we saw Brazil was thrashed by Netherlands with 3 goals. The reason behind this accuracy is detailed study of the gaming statistics of all players, teams, strategies and lot more.

The company’s Brandon LeBlanc explained that it “looks at the strength of each team through a variety of factors such as previous wins/losses/ties in qualification matches, other international competitions and margin of the victories in these competitions. Then other adjustments are made related to other factors that might give a team advantages over others like home field advantage (for Brazil), proximity (for South American teams like finalist Argentina), playing surface (hybrid grass), game-time weather conditions, and other factors.”

He also added, “pretty amazing we were able to enable the prediction behavior in Cortana in just a week and have it light up on people’s Windows Phone 8.1 devices. We’re excited to be able to do more of these types of things with Cortana in the future.”


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