SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 6, 2016) - The swarm intelligence named UNU has spoken, predicting that Time Magazine will announce Donald Trump as its Person of the Year later this week. Developed by Unanimous A.I., the UNU system is a unique merger of software algorithms and real-time human input. Modeled after swarms in nature, UNU enables groups of online users to think together as a "brain of brains" that can express itself as a singular unified entity. The swarm that made the Person of the Year prediction was comprised of 75 randomly selected individuals from around the world, connected online by Swarm Intelligence algorithms.
UNU's prediction of Donald Trump goes against the extensive polling conducted by Time in collaboration with IBM Watson. The Time/Watson polling team also announced their results today, naming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the most likely pick for Person of the Year. And apparently it was not a close race. Modi won 18% of the vote. His closest contenders, including Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Julian Assange, only received 7% of the vote.
So, which will be correct -- a group of 75 randomly selected individuals thinking together online as a real-time swarm, governed by the A.I. algorithms of UNU? Or, the hundreds of thousands of poll takers, collected and processed by the extensive A.I. backbone of IBM Watson?
If UNU is correct, it won't be the first time the swarming technology from Unanimous A.I. has made headlines for accurate predictions. Earlier this year, Newsweek challenged UNU to predict the 2016 Academy Awards. The Artificial Swarm Intelligence achieved 76% accuracy, out-performing the vast majority of professional movie experts, including Rolling Stone and the LA Times. Unanimous A.I. was then challenged to predict the Kentucky Derby superfecta -- the first four horses in order. UNU made a perfect pick against 542 to 1 odds, turning a $20 bet into $10,800. Unanimous was challenged by CNET to predict the Stanley Cup. UNU not only predicted the Penguins would win it all, but correctly predicted the league MVP.
Swarm Intelligence, the science behind UNU, 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, herds, and swarms. Across countless species, nature shows us that social groups -- when working together as a unified dynamic system -- can outperform the majority of individual members when solving problems and making decisions, proving the old adage: many minds are better than one.
About Unanimous A.I. Unanimous A.I. develops Artificial Swarm Intelligence technologies, amplifying the brainpower of human groups to super-human levels. For more information about the company, including details about our UNU platform for consumers, or our Swarm Insight™ portal for enterprise, visit http://unanimous.ai/ or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.