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Bayes vs. Paul the Psychic Octopus

Paul the octopus, for the unaware, was a true hero of the modern age. Combining cephalopodian good looks with a pragmatically sensible German name, he was the star of the show at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre. 1,372 more words

The Psychic Octopus II - This time it's miffed!!

WARNING!! _ Do not watch the clip below. I mean it, it’s worse than the horror show that we shall henceforth obliquely refer to as ; “The thing that happened in January”. 506 more words

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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

…The cephalopod—a spelling-bee favorite, from the Greek kephalē, for “head,” and pous or pod, for “foot,” by way of modern Latin—has been around for hundreds of millions of years.

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With Germany's win Microsoft perfectly predicted the World Cup's knockout round

Update 5:40pm ET: With Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, Microsoft’s prediction engine had a perfect record in predicting the knockout stages of the World Cup. 595 more words

In Paul the Octopus’ Absence Comes Microsoft’s Cortana to Predict the World Cup

Microsoft’s Cortana Looks to Dethrone Paul The Octopus

Cortana, Microsoft’s Windows Phone Assistant, is looking to oust the now departed Paul the Octopus’ throne as… 224 more words

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