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Artificial Intelligence and the Christmas Lottery

Spaniards have been buying Christmas lottery tickets for months in the hope of winning the Christmas lottery jackpot that is coming soon. Normally, people choose a number that looks nice or a date that is special, but can artificial intelligence guess the numbers that are most likely to win? How do lottery algorithms work? Can you use algorithms to predict lottery numbers?

In other blog posts we have discussed how artificial intelligence improves our daily lives and how it makes our spelling and grammar checker work. New technologies are the order of the day, even in events that we had always considered completely traditional.

Discover today with iScribo how artificial intelligence and the luck factor can make you dream on a day with more than two hundred years of tradition.

What is the Christmas Lottery in Spain?

It is actually called the Sorteo Extraordinario de Navidad and is what unofficially marks the start of Christmas in Spain.

The most exciting time of the year starts on 22 December every year in Madrid. The “gordo” – which is what the main prize is called, and yeah it means “the fat one” as an appreciative nickname, is four million euros to be shared out among those lucky enough to have the winning number, i.e. for every euro you bet, you would win an extra twenty thousand. There are a number of secondary prizes that are not bad either and could make every person very happy.

I don’t know anyone from Spain who doesn’t play at least one decimo, which is the lottery ticket. It is also very common to look forward to the long-awaited Christmas lottery advertisement a few weeks before the big day.

Artificial Intelligence Lottery Analysis

The Christmas lottery is a game of chance and, like all games of chance, it is based on statistics and algorithms through the study of big data.

Are artificial intelligence lottery predictions a real thing? We are sorry to say no, it is mostly a matter of luck. However, artificial intelligence is used to make patterns of users, which numbers tend to sell out first, in which months we prefer to buy and which number endings are most likely to be drawn. Not to mention that it is also used to connect all the lottery sales administrations on the day of the draw.

We’ll tell you where artificial intelligence works wonders: in sports. The macro data of each athlete helps us to draw a fairly reliable trend. Therefore, artificial intelligence is used in other types of lotteries such as sports results.

How can Artificial Intelligence Help Us?

We have already seen that it is impossible for artificial intelligence to tell us which numbers to choose to win the lottery, but we can benefit from it for other things. After all, the lottery is advertised as the most exciting day of the year, where the main objective is to share if you win the prize. Nice values, isn’t it?

For example, artificial intelligence reduces the risk of fraud in games of chance. Applied to the Christmas lottery, it means that the ball of the draw has the same dimensions and weighs the same, so it is very difficult for someone to take advantage of a failed ball to win the draw. These tedious processes used to be manual and consumed a lot of resources; nowadays it is done in a faster way thanks to the use of new technologies.

AI Corrects your Grammatical Mistakes

We can benefit from technological advances in many aspects of everyday life, such as in the workplace. Nowadays, virtually every profession requires writing skills, whether it’s in emails, reports, administration or marketing departments.

Good writing is your letter of introduction to the world, so you must do your best to ensure that what you write in Spanish is error-free.

iScribo works with artificial intelligence. Its engine feeds in correct Spanish grammar and implements changes to your documents in real-time. Our spelling and grammar checker corrects spelling and grammar mistakes you make unintentionally or through lack of knowledge. Visit our website and discover how to use our tool, you will see that it becomes the Spanish writing assistant you need. Have you tried iScribo yet?

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Can Humans be Replaced by Machines at Workplace?

While it is true that more and more machines and robots are replacing humans in the workplace, we also must consider that advances in technology are improving the conditions and quality of work.

We hear more and more that machines have replaced humans in the workplace and that jobs that were once for people are now for machines. However, few people see that the creation of new jobs resulting from artificial intelligence is increasing and outweighs the number of jobs being lost.

Even if you are still wary about machines and artificial intelligence, today we are going to try to show you some of the benefits they have for you.

iScribo explains how artificial intelligence influences our daily lives and how we can adapt to make the most of it.

Emerging Jobs

Thanks to the development of artificial intelligence, professions that previously did not exist or were not known for their limited role in society have started to become popular in recent decades. These include jobs in robotics engineering, computer software development, such as iScribo’s orthographic and grammar checker, data analysis, and digital transformation specialists.

Many people will argue that we are not all interested in this field or that we are not “good for it” but think about it for a moment – pharmaceutical laboratories exist and not all the people who work in them are biologists, microbiologists or doctors. There are departments that are essential for the development of their activity, such as administration, finance, sales, logistics, reception and cleaning staff and others.

Machines or People?

Machines help us to automate processes and minimise the margin of error, as well as increase organisation, but this does not mean that they can replace human labour.

Take supermarket checkouts as an example. I’m sure you’ve used them, haven’t you? I’m sure at some point in your life you vowed never to use them. That’s OK! We all adapt to the times, don’t feel guilty. Well, these cash registers are replacing the real cashiers, but not completely. There is always one or two people to assist when the machine needs help, such as for alcohol sales to check the customer’s age, or to fix mistakes in item names or if the customer makes a mistake and swipes the same item twice through the barcode reader.

By using the automated checkout, we increase the rate of sales because we generate less queuing, which increases the number of staff working to sell inside or replenish the shelves, for example.

Machines help us to manage processes, but humans provide the knowledge to create these processes. In turn, it is people who make the decisions that ensure that organisations function.

The Costs of Robotics

Another reason to not panic is to think about the costs generated by machines. Many activities performed by intelligent machines are not profitable for companies. One example is the amount of energy some machines need to work and the scarcity of resources we face today.

The cost of technological equipment is not cheap either. Moreover, in most cases, the space needed for machines is infinitely larger than the space needed to locate people, so logistical problems remain a challenge for robotics.

Besides, for a robot to replace a human being, it would have to be able to do many things at once, not just one. Have you ever seen the famous automatic supermarket checkout driving a motorbike? I hope that if the answer is yes, you have a way to prove it!

Collaboration is the Key

The ideal way to contribute to the progress and improve the quality of life at work is to combine human power with artificial intelligence. This is the only way to get the most out of the tasks at hand.

iScribo is a spelling and grammar checker that works thanks to an engine driven by artificial intelligence and a team of linguists, computer scientists and engineers who teach it. Without the teaching of grammatical rules by the team of linguists and the rules and learning patterns of our IT and engineering departments, iScribo would be neither accurate nor fast. Can you imagine sending a document and having it corrected in a couple of days?

Try our tool and discover the magic of combining human talent with artificial intelligence.

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