Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Machine Madness 2016

This is just a quick post to announce the return for the 7th year of the Machine Madness contest, for machine predictors to compete in a traditional bracket-style March Madness competition.  Details can be found on this page.  Last year, Dr. Amanda Schierz (aka "Bluefool") won the competition and ESPN immediately (*) sent a film crew all the way to England to interview her.  Don't miss out on your chance to be a media star!

(*) If by immediately you mean a year later.

Please come compete, and let me know if you have any questions!


  1. Good luck everyone, excited for the newest iteration of Machine Madness!

  2. I might submit this year, but I have to whip something up real quick.

    When you say "have your predictor fill out a bracket", is it fine to do something as simple as have a model spit out rankings and I just pick a "best one wins" by hand? In other words, what do you need to see to know it's actually a machine doing enough of the work for picking?

  3. Yep, it's fine to use your model rankings to fill out your bracket. We trust you ;-)