• Alexa will let you bluff World Cup football knowledge with this new update

    5 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    The World Cup, the greatest sporting event in the calendar, kicks off in Russia tomorrow night. But if a summer of football fills you with the dread of hundreds of awkward conversations about players you've never heard of applying tactics you don't understand, rest easy: Amazon has you covered. It's Alexa voice assistant, as found in its Echo speakers and smartphone apps, has been updated to help even the most football-phobic bluff their way through the tournament. You'll be able to ask Alexa trivia questions, like the year England won the World Cup, to more specific questions, like what a...
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  • Google Doodle celebrates diverse cultures for World Cup kickoff - CNET

    Google Doodle celebrates diverse cultures for World Cup kickoff - CNET

    5 monthes ago - By CNET

    Monthlong series of doodles from artists in each participating country will illustrate what soccer looks like in that country.
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  • An AI simulated the World Cup 100k times. This is who it thinks will win

    An AI simulated the World Cup 100k times. This is who it thinks will win

    5 monthes ago - By The Next Web

    In 2010, an octopus named Paul picked the winning team in 12 out of 14 matches World Cup matches, including the final. But it's not 2010 anymore; we no longer need an octopus, regardless of how good he is at his job. Even octopi aren't immune from automation. In 2018, a group of researchers from Germany and Belgium felt it best to let computers do the heavy lifting. The group built a model using a number of factors, such as FIFA rankings, population, gross domestic product , the number of players who play together on a single club, average age...
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