It isn’t unusual for the first few games after a trade deadline to see teams that have acquired an infusion of new talent for the pennant race struggle a bit. Even skilled, successful teams can founder for a bit as the team chemistry adjusts around new personalities coming into the clubhouse. As that adjustment period happens, results for these teams can be quite volatile.
Baseball is variable enough even without that volatility adding extra degrees of uncertainty. It certainly sets a difficult task for the weekly MLB Swarm AI to predict the outcomes of games. Although the goal is to predict as many games correctly as possible, for scientific purposes the true test of the swarm is its ability to amplify the intelligence of the individual participants.
Take Tuesday’s results as an example. Vegas took a beating. Upsets abounded across the league and the MLB Swarm AI finished with just 7 wins. However, the baseball swarm managed to outperform expectations. Here’s how. Before each swarm, Unanimous AI has each swarm member fill out their own individual predictions so that they can be compared. Tuesday’s 7 wins swarm performance was still significantly better than the individual average.
That amplification of intelligence is the point of Swarm Intelligence. It takes the information and knowledge possessed by individuals and groups and amplifies it for a greater result. Here’s what our swarm came up with today.
There’s nothing quite as much fun as when two intra-divisional rivals get involved in a pennant race against one another. We’ve got that going on right now in the American League East, with the Red Sox and Yankees sparring to gain a foothold on first place. This weekend the Red Sox have an opportunity to assert themselves in the division, as the lowly White Sox visit. The UNU Swarm tabs this as a high confidence pick for the day.
Every week during the MLB season, Unanimous A.I. will be conducting swarms to pick the outcomes of games. If you’d like to either join a swarm or just get the predictions weekly, click the button below.