MAIT's Rates 2002
This page outlines the performance of MAIT so far as well as outlining the
major publicity that MAIT has been the subject of.
The MAIT system was tested fully in 2002 on the Australian National Rugby
League (NRL) and the results were quite good. Overall results are below:
Overall Performance, 2002: 126/189 (66.7%)
Regular Season Performance: 119/180 (66.1%)
Finals Series Performance: 7/9 (77.8%)
Removing Representative Weeks: 89/126 (70.6%)
Note, any drawn games were counted as incorrect.
The representative weeks were rounds of football played immediately before or
after reprentative games (there were three "State of Origin" games and one
international test during the 2002 NRL season). Teams typically perform more
erratically during this period because their stars were either absent (week
before) or have to play two games in one week.
So how does this stack up? According to a Jeff Wells article in the Daily
Telegraph (Dec 19, 2002) MAIT was unbeaten by any newspaper expert
in Sydney. It was also unbeaten by any of the expert panel on the NRL
"Footy Show". The performance was quite good, but we'll have to see how it
all goes next year.
The amount of publicity that MAIT has received always amazes me. It's been
featured in the press in 61 different countries (that I know of) and has been
translated into 14 different languages. Some of the highlights include:
- The Townsville Bulletin article. This was
the first real public appearance for MAIT, back in March 25, 2002.
- I was a feature story on ABC's Catalyst
program on August 29, 2002.
- MAIT was published at an Artificial Intelligence conference in December
2002 which I guess marked it's acceptance into the scientific community. The
basic article which led to publication can be found here.
- The Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald also published a number of articles about MAIT. Read
- The first international media attention MAIT received was courtesy of the
legendary science magazine "New Scientist". You can read the article
here, or in the December 14 2002 print
edition (MAIT was also the "Editor's Choice" article in the email edition).
- The New Scientist article led to a lot of international exposure and I did
a number of radio interviews with the BBC,
ABC, South Africa FM and Sky News in London.
There was also a series of articles in the English press, such as
The Times and
- There was also a substantial amount of coverage in non-English press such as in
and the Republic of Panama.
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