What’s Smarter, a Machine or an Octopus? 🐙

Researchers in Germany used a mixture of machine learning and random forest decision trees to predict the winner of the 2018 World Cup. And the winner is….Germany! 🇩🇪

Hey, wait a minute… 🤔

Actually, Spain was the most likely winner, unless Germany makes it to the quarter finals, in which case they become the favorite. Bookmakers favor Brazil. 🇪🇸 🇧🇷

Sadly we no longer have Paul the Octopus around to make his predictions so that we can truly test machine vs. cephalopod. Or to help determine if octopusus truly are aliens. 👾

We’ll just have to wait to learn which form of alien intelligence is superior. 👽

Src: MIT Technology Review