AI Predicted Oscar Winners With Stunning 94% Accuracy

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For third year in a row, Swarm AI technology outperformed film industry experts

Here's how Swarm AI predictions compared to industry experts and major publications.

I never cease to be amazed at how much intelligence we can harness from human groups, using Swarm AI technology.

Unanimous AI is known for accepting high-profile challenges from journalists, testing the power of its Swarm AI® technology across a range of venues. After correctly predicting the World Series and Kentucky Derby — and perfectly forecasting Trump’s 100-day approval rating before he even took office — Unanimous AI took aim at the 90th Academy Awards, providing results to journalists last week for publication.

How did Unanimous do? Its Swarm AI technology was nearly perfect, achieving 94% correct across 16 major award categories, with only one award of 16 not coming out as predicted. The technology was 100% accurate in forecasting winners in the six major categories, including Best Picture. In that category, Swarm AI disagreed with most industry experts — and the Vegas odds — which deemed Golden Globe Winner “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” the favorite over Swarm AI’s predicted winner, “The Shape of Water.”

Swarm AI combines real-time human input with artificial intelligence algorithms, optimizing a group’s combined knowledge, wisdom, insights and intuition into a unified output. In other words, Unanimous AI builds artificial “hive minds” that amplify the intelligence of human populations to create an artificial super-expert that can outperform traditional experts.

That’s exactly what happened for this year’s Oscars. Researchers at Unanimous AI formed a swarm of 40 movie enthusiasts connected using AI algorithms in real-time. See Oscar Prediction Accuracy image on how Swarm AI predictions compared to industry experts and major publications.

Swarm Intelligence, the science behind this technology, goes back to the birds and the bees. In fact, it goes to all creatures that amplify their group intelligence by forming flocks, schools, colonies and swarms. Across countless species, nature shows us that by forming closed-loop systems, groups can produce insights that greatly exceed the abilities of any individual member. While humans have not evolved this ability naturally, Swarm AI technology enables it artificially, allowing groups to amplify their intelligence by forming real-time swarms.

“I never cease to be amazed at how much intelligence we can harness from human groups, using Swarm AI technology," said Dr. Louis Rosenberg, founder of Unanimous AI. "In this case, we took 40 regular movie fans, connected them with our swarming algorithms, and they outperformed just about every major industry expert - remarkable.”

About Unanimous AI
Unanimous AI is a Silicon Valley company that has pioneered Swarm AI® technology, a new form of AI that combines real-time human insights and AI algorithms modeled after natural swarms. Unanimous has generated an impressive track record of predictions, forecasts and insights. The company’s technology has outperformed traditional AI systems and human experts in many high-profile challenges.

Swarm Insight® is helping companies amplify the intelligence of consumer groups as well as amplify the intelligence of business teams to help make better decisions. Swarm AI was recognized among D/SRUPTION’s 5 Biggest AI Advancements of 2017 and among the Top 10 Tech Trends Transforming Humanity by Peter Diamandis. For more about Unanimous A.I., visit


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