The polls suggested Hillary Clinton would win the election—in many case, decidedly so. The New York Times, a day before the election, pegged her chance of victory at 84%.
The polls, as we now know, were very wrong.
MogIA, an artificial intelligence system, was not, however. The AI system uses 20 million data points from online platforms to generate forecasts and it successfully predicted Donald Trump would become president. In fact, it’s been correct about every US election so far, dating back to 2004.
MogIA was built by Genic.ai, an Indian startup.
“While most algorithms suffer from programmers/developer’s biases, MoglA aims at learning from her environment, developing her own rules at the policy layer and develop expert systems without discarding any data,” Sanjiv Rai, founder Genic.ai, told CNBC before Halloween.
Traditional media leans heavily on polls, but they’ve always been infamously inaccurate. Perhaps it is time to accept the predictions of technology-based solutions.