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This article was published on February 4, 2015


Cortana kicks off Premier League match predictions by backing Liverpool and Arsenal

Cortana kicks off Premier League match predictions by backing Liverpool and Arsenal
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Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana can now predict the result of Premier League matches, but it’s not good news for Spurs or Everton fans.

The company announced late last year that it was bringing Premier League forecasts to its Bing Predicts feature. Now those predictions are baked into Windows Phone 8.1.

Cortana’s picks for this weekend’s big Premiership derbies suggest Liverpool are 12.5 percent more likely to beat Everton, while Arsenal have a 13.1 percent advantage over their North London rivals Tottenham.

The predictions are based on Bing’s data modelling, which combines social sentiment, search trends and historical game data. If you haven’t got a Windows Phone to hand, you can also search Bing for ‘Premier League Predictions’.

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