Alibaba will use its new AI to predict the winner of a TV singing contest

ChinaTech in Asia — Discussions about artificial intelligence often conjure Terminator-esque images of a world run by super-intelligent machines. But AI can be used for good – like predicting reality TV show winners. The folks at Alibaba today revealed they’ve tasked their in-house AI with determining who will win this season of I’m a Singer, the wildly popular Chinese reality show. By analyzing mountains of data, the AI aims to know the judges’ opinions before they do – and pick the winning contestant.

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