Do You Agree With The Oscar-predictions Of "bing Predicts"?

Discussion in Movies, Music & Games started by mythman • Feb 20, 2015.

  1. mythman

    mythmanActive Member

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    Bing Predicts is a program

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    uses on social-networks to calculate "intelligent predictions about upcoming events, like sports games, reality TV shows, and more" and then -to post their 'predictions' (really more like 'probability-spreads') on

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    While Bing's method seems valid (in this 'call-in to vote for the next American Idol'-culture), I doubt that method when it comes to 'the votes that Academy-members give'---votes that pretty-much insure that 'they who are voted "Best"' are so-voted because they are the best!

    So I'm going to disagree with Bing before I even know what their guesses are! How about you? (Do you wonder what their guesses are--with which you might agree--or are you (like me) not even going to look? :rolleyes:)
     
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    ACSAPAWell-Known Member

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    Why would you assume that the Oscar winners are always chosen for being the best?
    Roger Ebert found a pattern or template for the past 30 years of Oscars.
    Best Actress always goes to a woman playing a role that deals with feminism, gender or sexuality.
    Best actor always goes to a guy who's a misfit challenging a judgmental world, like Forest Gump.
    Best Picture is usually a liberation picture dealing with war, slavery etc.
    Here's the whole article.

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    It's not about being the best. It's about familiar patterns that people are comfortable with.
    So I'm pretty sure that Bing's guesses are probably spot on.