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July 2, 2008

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srikanth @ 9:45 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1215035109 ) Play

Identify and connect the computer (1) to the politician in (2)

Cracked by insufferablejake , Goyal , Dibyo , gammafunction , joe , shyam , Rohan , varuns88 , madhur , Phani and svgreatest.

Answer

As part of a publicity stunt CBS used the UNIVAC (1) to predict the outcome of a US presidential election.

While the popular media and political pundits of the time were expecting his rival, Adlai Stevenson, to win the UNIVAC predicted a landslide in favour of Dwight Eisenhower(2), which is exactly what happened.


13 Responses to “I like ___”

  1. Univac, Eisenhower.

    The former was used by CBS to predict Eisenhower’s win in the 1952 US presidential elections.

    Nice question.


  2. Goyal
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    1. Univac
    2. Dwight Eisenhower

    It predicted the victory of Eisenhower in 1952


  3. Dibyo
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    In 1952, the (1) UNIVAC computer was used to predict the results of the (2) Eisenhower-Stevenson presidential race.

    The computer had correctly predicted that Eisenhower would win, but the news media decided to blackout the computer’s prediction and declared that the UNIVAC had been stumped.


  4. gammafunction
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    1. is UNIVAC
    2. is Dwight Eisenhower

    the UNIVAC computer was used to predict the results of the Eisenhower-Stevenson presidential race.It had predicted that he would win.


  5. joe

    1. UNIVAC 2. General Dwight D. Eisenhower. 1 predicted 2 would win the US presidency from 1% of the voting populations response (quoting wiki).


  6. shyam

    (1)UNIVAC rightly predicted the victory of Eisenhower(2) in the 1952 presidential election!


  7. Rohan
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    UNIVAC I computer which was made in 1951.. It was able to pick presidential winners.. and in 1953, Dwight david eisenhower came to power, as predicted by the computer..


  8. varuns88
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    1.UNIVAC I,which correctly predicted that Eisenhower would win the 1952 presedential elections.
    2.Prez Eisenhower


  9. varuns88
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    *presidential


  10. madhur
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    (1)UNIVAC
    (2)Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Connect: UNIVAC was the first commercial computer to predict the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first one.


  11. Phani

    1)UNIVAC-I and 2)Eisenhower
    The UNIVAC was used to predict the results of the 1952 U.S.Presidential Election which Eisenhower had won.

    Got it courtesy,Google Suggest!


  12. Prasad

    (2) is Dwight Eisenhower (Ike)
    (1) is ENIAC?
    Eisenhower was head of US Army during WWII during which time time ENIAC was built?


  13. svgreatest

    UNIVAC I predicted the victory of Eisenhower


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