Bing Says Can Predict Event Outcome Using Search Queries, Social Input


Bing is unveiling an experimental feature where the Search engine will offer its prediction of events. The predictions will be based on a variety of different signals, including search queries and social input from Facebook and Twitter, says Bing.

Search engines process trillions of signals. For instance, during the presidential elections, Bing says it experienced a surge of positive and negative queries about the presidential candidates from different parts of the U.S. Taking this model even further, teams within Bing have been experimenting with ways to model outcomes of events, be it the elections or a sporting event, or determining whether an actor will win the People’s Choice Award.

You can find the Bing blog announcing the predictions feature here.

(Image courtesy: Bing)

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