As is my usual practice for this annual predictions column, I asked the official Hot Aisle Insight crystal ball for guidance. It did not answer, instead, “Alexa” immediately responded with “Model XYS GPS is on sale today for only $49 — just say ‘Buy’ in the next 17 minutes, it could be delivered tomorrow.” While I was not planning to buy a new GPS, it seemed like too good a deal to pass-up, especially since it included free shipping!
This also made me think about testing the recently developed, highly advanced, Hot Aisle Insight Artificial Intelligence engine, which is based on Linguistics Thinking (code name HALT). I asked it to predict the presidential election by analyzing related tweets, since that seems to be one of the primary methods of communicating key political position statements by the presidential candidates. HALT made a deep analysis which took about two minutes, and at first I was impressed with the accuracy of its first response, “There is a 99.876% probability that one of the major party candidates will win the election.”