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World Cup - Using statistical models to determine the outcome of the World Cup

On the topic of using statistical models to determine the outcome of the World Cup, SMU Associate Professor of Information Systems Paul Griffin asserted that using past team performance data may not be the best way to predict the results. Associate Prof Griffin noted that the four-year lapse between tournaments is ample time for individual players to improve their skills. As such, artificial intelligence models developed around large quantities of data taken from an individual player’s past performance is a surer indicator of future results.

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Last updated on 17 Oct 2018 .