Since 2004, Polly the parrot uses the high-profile application of forecasting U.S. presidential election outcomes to demonstrate advances in forecasting methodology. Her main focus is on the principle of combining forecasts within and across different forecasting methods. This approach has led to highly accurate forecasts of U.S. presidential as well as German federal elections.
The research conducted within the PollyVote project has been widely published in academic journals. For more information about who is behind the PollyVote click here. Contact one of them if you have any remaining questions after reading the FAQ.
In 2016, Polly started to rely on automated journalism solutions to automatically create short news stories from her forecasting data.