Computer and human tipping of AFL football: a comparison of 1991 results


Clarke, Stephen R.

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For over a decade the author has been involved in computer tipping of VFL and now AFL football. Evidence suggests that the computer, although ignoring much information available to human tipsters, is at least as accurate. This paper explores the difficulty in predicting, analyses the accuracy of the computer in 1991, compares the relative accuracy of human and computer tipping in 1991, and investigates some reasons for limiting human performance.

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1st Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport, Gold Coast, Australia 13-15 July 1992, pp. 81-93


Australia and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics


Copyright © 1992 Stephen R. Clarke. Paper is reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.