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Erin Kelly, President and CEO, ASI
Erin Kelly, President and CEO, ASI

Documentary, Margin of Error, explores how Lazaridis ScaleUp alum, Advanced Symbolics, is disrupting traditional political polling

Margin of Error, a documentary about Lazaridis ScaleUp Program alum Advanced Symbolics Inc. (ASI), investigates a new AI method that is shaking up the landscape of traditional political polling.

The documentary explores how Ottawa-based scale-up ASI is using its AI algorithm, “Polly”, to disrupt traditional political polling by accurately predicting outcomes for complex world events. Polly has a long track record of accurately predicting more than 20 elections and referendums, including the 2016 BREXITvote, 2015 Canadian Federal Election, 2016 American Presidential Election and 2018 Ontario Provincial Election.

Most recently, ASI is using Polly to forecast the 2020 U.S. election and sharing their results in a real-time map. ASI is also working with researchers at the University of Ottawa in developing a model that can be used to predict Covid-19 outbreaks in Canada.

On October 17, 2020, at 9:00 p.m. ET, Margin of Error will be broadcast on TVO. It will then be available to stream across Canada on tvo.org and TVO’s Youtube Channel. It will also rebroadcast on TVO on October 18, 2020 at 10:30 p.m. ET and October 20, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
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