Windows Phone’s Cortana personal assistant made a bit of a name for herself last summer, correctly predicting 14 straight winners at World Cup 2014 in Brazil (before stupidly suggesting that the ailing hosts might beat the Netherlands).
You’ll no doubt be aware that the 49th annual Super Bowl was held last night, and Cortana successfully picked the winner beforehand. She was pretty close with the scoreline, too. (*SPOILERS BELOW*)
Prior to last night’s game, Windows Phone Cortana suggested the Super Bowl result would be 24-23 in favour of the New England Patriots (Windows Central).
After a frankly baffling decision that saw Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throw the ball in the Red Zone instead of handing off to Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch for an easy 6, the New England Patriots intercepted to clinch the title of Super Bowl Champions.
The New England Patriots ultimately won 28-24, but Cortana clearly wasn’t far off with her Super Bowl result prediction of 24-23.
Meanwhile, smartphone battery case guys Mophie very nearly had to make good on their promise of giving away $1 million worth of $100 vouchers if the Super Bowl went into overtime for the first time ever (Android Central).
Prior to Brady finding Edelman in the end zone with 2:02 left, the Seattle Seahawks led the New England Patriots 24-21. Had Team Belichick settled for a field goal, it would’ve been 24-24, with overtime a very real possibility.
Instead, Mophie will give away 100x $100 vouchers, at a significantly lower cost of $10,000. Phew!