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Can Data Science Predict The Results Of The FIFA Football World Cup?

South African based data analytics company, Principa, will be predicting the results of every match at this year’s FIFA Football World Cup, to once again put theory into play. By applying the same principles used to predict customer behaviour for Principa’s financial services and retail clients, the company’s data scientists are using different algorithms to develop models that can predict the outcome of the matches.

Keeping Our Skills Fresh: Predicting The FIFA World Cup 2018 Results

In 2015, we predicted the Rugby World Cup to great success, out predicting 99.68% of humans. In 2016, we predicted the results of the Oscars, accurately predicting DiCaprio’s first win. This year we'll be trying our hand at predicting the outcomes of the FIFA Football World Cup, and we're cautiously optimistic about our predictions.

Infographic: The Oscars Love A True Story

We analysed 80 years of Oscars data to predict this year's Oscars winners. Along the way, we discovered some very interesting insights. Did you know 24% of Oscar winning films were based on a true story? Four of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Actor star in a film based on a true story. Is this a growing trend?

Data Scientists Predict Oscar Winners

Following a highly successful initiative of using Machine Learning to predict last year’s Rugby World Cup results, we're trying our hand again at predicting the future and revealing some interesting insights along the way about another major event: The Academy Awards, or the Oscars. 

Football Had The Octopus, Rugby Has Data Science

Many of us remember the hoopla around the predicting ability of the now deceased FIFA World Cup predictor, Paul the Octopus. For those who don’t recall, Paul was an Octopus at a German aquarium that famously predicted with 100% accuracy the results of team Germany’s six matches and final match of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

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