MogIA, an artificial intelligence system and election predictor, has successfully predicted its fourth election in a row.
The system, which learns in real-time by examining data on the internet, placed its bets on Donald Trump to win the 2016 US Presidential Election in October after also successfully predicting both the Democratic and Republican party primaries.
“If Trump loses, it will defy the data trend for the first time in the last 12 years since Internet engagement began in full earnest,” said MogIA’s developer Sanjiv Rai in October, who then was still unaware of the certainty of a Trump win.
“If you look at the primaries, in the primaries, there were immense amount of negative conversations that happen with regards to Trump,” he continued. “However, when these conversations started picking up pace, in the final days, it meant a huge game opening for Trump and he won the Primaries with a good margin.”
In October, Rai declared that Trump’s social media engagement had overtaken that of Barack Obama’s in 2008 by 25%, foreshadowing a Republican victory on November 8th.