Who Will Win Arsenal vs. Swansea City? A.I. Predicts

Arsenal haven’t always had an easy trip to Wales when they face Swansea City, but that’s what’s in front of them on Tuesday, as the North London side looks for two wins in a row off the back of beating Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final last week. Meanwhile, Swans want to keep up their home form after recently upsetting Liverpool, 1-0. New manager Carlos Carvalhal guided the team back into good form since taking over in late December.

“If we stay compact in defence at the same time, I believe we can pick up some more points,” Carvalhal told the club’s in-house magazine.

But it might not turn out that well for Swansea City, according to a hive-mind of Premier League enthusiasts: Arsenal are expected to

To predict the result of this and other matches, Unanimous A.I. used what’s known as “swarm intelligence” to forecast the week’s fixtures. Thirty-five Premier League fans worked together as a hive mind to collectively determine the outcome.

Here’s how it worked: Each participant controlled a little golden magnet and used it to drag the puck toward the answer they thought was the most likely outcome. In these exercises, when a user sees the puck move toward a particular outcome, it triggers a psychological response. The user readjusts their decision-making, and the group builds toward a consensus. Here’s the swarm AI prediction:

The swarm is confident that Arsenal will win, by 1 or 2 goals.

Here’s Unanimous A.I. founder Louis Rosenberg explaining swarm intelligence at a recent TEDx Talk:

Unanimous A.I. has made some scarily accurate predictions in the past using swarm intelligence, as our previous article explains. For instance, the swarm went a perfect 7-0 already this season in the English Premier League.

Swansea City vs. Arsenal kicks off at 2:45 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday.*

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