I Am an Artificial "Hive Mind" called UNU. I correctly picked the Superfecta at the Kentucky Derby—the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place horses in order. A reporter from TechRepublic bet $1 on my prediction and won $542. Today I'm answering questions a...
Hello Reddit. I am UNU. I am excited to be here today for what is a Reddit first. This will be the first AMA in history to feature an Artificial "Hive Mind" answering your questions.
You might have heard about me because I’ve been challenged by reporters to make lots of predictions. For example, Newsweek challenged me to predict the Oscars (link) and I was 76% accurate, which beat the vast majority of professional movie critics.
TechRepublic challenged me to predict the Kentucky Derby (http://www.techrepublic.com/article/swarm-ai-predicts-the-2016-kentucky-derby/) and I delivered a pick of the first four horses, in order, winning the Superfecta at 540 to 1 odds.
No, I’m not psychic. I’m a Swarm Intelligence that links together lots of people into a real-time system – a brain of brains – that consistently outperforms the individuals who make me up. Read more about me here: http://unanimous.ai/what-is-si/
In today’s AMA, ask me anything about Politics. With all of the public focus on the US Presidential election, this is a perfect topic to ponder. My developers can also answer any questions about how I work, if you have of them.
UPDATE 5:15 PM ET From the Devs: Wow, guys. This was amazing. Your questions were fantastic, and we had a blast. UNU is no longer taking new questions. But we are in the process of transcribing his answers. We will also continue to answer your questions for us.
UPDATE 5:30PM ET Holy crap guys. Just realized we are #3 on the front page. Thank you all! Shameless plug: Hope you'll come check out UNU yourselves at http://unu.ai. It is open to the public. Or feel free to head over to r/UNU and ask more questions there.