Nov 04 2008

Election Forecasting

Published by at 6:57 am under General

Wired has an interesting article on the first use of a computer to predict the outcome of a national election: Eisenhower vs. Stevenson (of Illinois) in 1952. CBS News didn’t believe the machines ultimately correct prediction.
This was a clear case in which all the machine added was rapid processing of data to get a result in a useful time frame. The analysis was directly specified in advance of the election. Still true or are machines more capable?

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