Al Jazeera’s AI robot Kashef cleverly crunches the numbers and churns out some predictions for today’s games.
cachef Not a good few days at the office. Unfortunately for our Artificial Intelligence (AI) predictor, the adrenaline-fuelled, high-octane football being played in the opening set of fixtures has resulted in several major upsets.
The good news for us sentient beings is that every time KaChef gets it wrong, we’ve been treated to a veritable feast of World Cup magic. Take, for example, Saudi Arabia’s historic victory over Argentina.
Today, Kachef processes the historical data and performance of all the teams that are in action to predict the outcome of each game.
Here are Kashef’s predictions:
Who: Switzerland vs Cameroon, Group G
Where: Al Janab Stadium
When: Thursday, 24 November: 1pm (10:00GMT)
Kachef has backed Switzerland to win their first match against Cameroon, although a draw is also likely.
Who: Uruguay vs South Korea, Group H
Where: Education City Stadium
When: Thursday, 24 November: 4pm (13:00GMT)
Well, 34% is a very high probability of a draw. If we’re going by Kashef’s analysis, this would be a close one.
Who: Portugal vs Ghana, Group H
Where: Stadium 974
When: Thursday, 24 November: 6pm (15:00GMT)
In a similar prediction for the Saudi Arabia vs Argentina game, Kashef is backing Portugal as the big favorites here… can anyone else be upset?
Who: Brazil vs Serbia, Group G
Where: Lusail Stadium
When: Thursday, 24 November: 9pm (18:00GMT)
You don’t need to be an AI robot to see that Brazil is the favorite in this match. However, Serbia’s 10% chance of a win is one of the lowest probabilities of a win we’ve seen from Kachef so far.