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The Perils of Black Box Machine Learning: Baseball, Movies, and Predicting Deaths in Game of Thrones

Posted by Jon Millis

4/22/16 10:17 AM

Making predictions is fun. I was a huge baseball fan growing up. There was nothing quite like chatting with my dad and my friends, crunching basic statistics and watching games, reading scouting reports, and finally, expressing my opinion on what would happen (the Braves would win the World Series) and why things were happening (Manny Ramirez was on a hot streak because he was facing inexperienced left-handed pitchers). I was always right...unless I was wrong.*

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Topics: Machine Intelligence, Machine learning, Baseball, Game of Thrones

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