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wan-fu writes: More and more often, computers are making predictions. In some cases, computers are better at predicting things than humans are, as in the case of spam. Other times, computers perform far worse such as detecting objects within images. This year, algorithms will be participating in a contest to see just how well computers can predict the winners of this year's NCAA tournament games. Contest submissions are still open until 3/18 at 1am. Has the time come when algorithms will outperform the sports analysts?

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