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The latest updates to SciCast include Quick Forecast and a Recommender.
Quick Forecast: We now feature a “Quick Forecast” button for quickly adjusting the forecast without leaving the Question List. (You can still click the question text to get the full forecasting screen with Background etc.) Continue reading
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SciCast Calls for Science, Technology Experts to Make Predictions
Largest sci-tech crowdsourcing forecast site in search of professionals and enthusiasts to predict future events
FAIRFAX, Va (June 19, 2014) – SciCast, a research project run by George Mason University, is the largest known science and technology-focused crowdsourced forecasting site. So what makes a crowdsourced prediction market more powerful? An even bigger crowd. SciCast is launching its first worldwide call for participants to join the existing 2,300 professionals and enthusiasts ranging from engineers to chemists, from agriculturists to IT specialists.
Question number two of our new infographic series: Now Trending on SciCast: Will Google announce the development of a smartwatch at or before the Google I/O 2014 Conference June 25 and 26? We’re featuring a new question every 1-2 weeks. Download and share the infographic.
SciCast’s combinatorial nature allows us to take a user’s forecast for this question and use it to influence the outcome of related questions, such as:
1. Will the Apple iWatch be commercially available by the end of September 2014? Forecast Now
2. Will wearable technology increase the susceptibility of malware attacks on consumer devices in 2014? Forecast Now
Here are this week’s scores for the individuals with highest points. Scores are the actual gains on College Bowl questions that have already closed during the contest. Updated 6/17/14.
|ctwardy*||1118||George Mason University|
|jkominek||570||University of Colorado|
|dvasya||451||George Mason University|
|Question Mark*||254||Duke University|
|Hotshot||226||University of California, Berkeley|
|yuan10||180||University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)|
|dvasya||150||George Mason University|
|Geoff||148||Oregon State University|
|rrich||126||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|HAL9000||115||University of California Berkeley|
|MerrySeeker||109||California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)|
|Beth81||106||George Mason University|
|saurabh_02||50||Texas A&M University|
NOTE: Here are the top 20 Colleges represented in the College Bowl. So far, none have reached 50 participants. Don’t wait! Recruit some teammates today and win BIG! Reach out to your alumni groups and personal networks.
George Mason University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley
California Institute of Technology (Cal Tech)
University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Florida State University
Michigan State University
Oregon State University
Penn State University
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Texas (Austin)
University of Wisconsin
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