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A robot at the University of Canterbury has predicted that Afghanistan will win the 2015 World Cup.
The robot, named Ikram, made the prediction after viewing the flags of all 14 nations involved in the tournament.
According to sources, the robot chose Afghanistan to win after narrowing the field down to them, India, Scotland, New Zealand and the West Indies.
“Of course this is very unlikely, but with cricket the outcome can always be unexpected,” Eduardo Sandoval, the PhD student who developed the robot’s prediction software, was quoted as saying by nzherald.co.nz.
Sandoval revealed that he was inspired by Paul the Octopus, who made predictions during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.