Bing Predicts: No place like home, especially for those coming off of byes

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Dorothy said there’s no place like home, and despite a perfect run by the road teams wild card weekend, the Bing Predicts models project that the aggregate of home field, better record (and hence the higher seeding and home field advantage), and an extra week off gives all four home teams enough of an edge this coming weekend to come out victorious. Bing Predicts was 2-2 Wild Card weekend and…
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Bing Predicts Golden Globe Winners

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Award season kicks into high gear Sunday, January 10, when the Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, honors the best films and American television of 2015. In addition to providing an easy-to-navigate carousel of nominees, and the ability to watch trailers and view images of celebrities, Bing has predicted who will take home the Golden Globe® for each film category. Here’s the Bing Predicts forecast of 2016 Golden Globe winners:…
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Bing Predicts: New England to repeat as pro football champions

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Bing Predicts provided the weekly winners of professional football games this past season, and in January we do likewise for the playoffs. With a 9-7 final week, Bing Predicts ends the regular season 161-95 (63%), correctly predicting upsets for two road teams in New Orleans and Detroit. On the other hand, New England and New York were unexpected losses despite these teams having a chance to secure the top seed…
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Bing Predicts goes 10-6 in Week 16, now 152-88 for the year

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Headed into the final weekend, 10 of the 12 playoff spots have been determined while much of the seeding remains wide open. Washington has the fourth seed secured while Houston virtually has their 4th place spot secured as well – if Houston loses and Indianapolis wins, 7 other games have to go Indianapolis’ way in order for Houston not to make it. Each week Bing Predicts picks the winners of every…
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Bing Predicts goes 11-5 in Week 15, now 142-82 for the year

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This week, our models predict Carolina to get one step closer to an unbeaten season, improving to 15-0 by beating Atlanta on the road, who they earlier beat 38-0 at home. In the battles for a first round bye, we expect Denver to get back to winning ways against Cincinnati, and Arizona to get the better of Green Bay at home. In one of the marquee games of the week,…
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Bing shares insights from response to the GOP debates

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Last week we released a new Bing Elections experience that provides a simple but powerful view of the candidates and issues. As a complement to this, we want to share additional analysis on the debates, putting Bing Predicts technology – which also powers the Bing Political Index – to work overnight to evaluate public reaction. The following information seeks to provide an aggregated, anonymous, and unbiased view of what the…
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Bing Predicts goes 9-7 in Week 14, now 131-77 for the year

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Our latest predicted playoff positioning has New England still in 1st place with Denver 2nd as our models still have Denver beating Cincinnati in Week 16. Green Bay, holding a one game lead, could lose games in both Weeks 15 and 16 but beat Minnesota in Week 17 to clinch their division, due to what would result in a head-to-head season sweep for the first tiebreaker. More details on the…
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Your Bing Guide for the Holidays

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‘Tis the season to be jolly and the Bing team is excited to help spread the holiday cheer! From movies to music to baked goods and more, there’s something for everyone. But before you dive into our list of festive fun, take a peek at the Bing Homepage where you’ll find a present waiting for you. Holiday music you can sing to: We have a carousel of classic and newer…
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Discover Menu Favorites with Bing

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Excited to try a new restaurant but not sure what to order? No problem. Now you can see recommended dishes from the restaurants you search for with the new “Menu favorites” feature on Bing. Leveraging millions of user reviews, restaurant menus, and other rich data, “Menu favorites” identifies the most popular dishes at each restaurant with high quality results. With this deep-learning technique, the Bing team has collected a large…
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Bing Predicts goes 10-6 in Week 13, now 122-70 for the year

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Week 13 Results: Bing Predicts was 10-6 in Week 13, with key correct picks including Kansas City’s road win over Oakland and Tampa Bay pulling even at 6-6 with their win over Atlanta. Our models started the week correctly taking Green Bay and we were certainly surprised at how they accomplished the victory. On the flip side, surprising missed kicks led to outcomes in the opposite direction of our models…
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