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Digital ‘Octopus Paul’: The World Cup in Qatar has an artificial intelligence as a predictor

In Spain, 2010 is still fondly remembered as the year when the Spanish men’s soccer team brought the World Cup on a return plane to South Africa. Octopus Paul had already predicted our victory and his success is remembered even today. For the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, there are An artificial intelligence that dares to place its bets about the competition.

AI developed by OpenAI, a company founded by Elon Musk and researching this type of technology, has A clear favorite to win the World Cup: Brazil, ‘Playground’ is a company chatbot based on the GPT-3 language model that allows users to engage in conversations similar to those they would have with other Internet users.



When someone asks the AI ‚Äč‚Äčabout the team that will win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the bot replies that “it’s hard to predict” but that The favorites are Brazil, Germany, France and Spain. If asked specifically, he replies that the favorite team is Brazil and the bet puts him at 3.5.

If user asks for a bet on Spain to win the World Cup, AI gives details is at 7 points, So the difference between Brazil and the Iberian country is not that big. Although, as AI says, it is very difficult to predict which team will win the cup, the technology could become the new Paul the Octopus of 2022.


Softech has signed a deal with Real Madrid, but its technology is applicable to other sporting entities as well.

Regardless of ‘Playground”s reactions, fans who want to know who wins will have to keep an eye on the official matches to be played in the coming weeks. the first matchup will be Sunday, November 20 at 5:00 p.m. And it will be between the hosts, Qatar, and Ecuador.

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