‘Data Science Machine’ Acts as the natural Complement to Human Intelligence

Home Science ‘Data Science Machine’ Acts as the natural Complement to Human Intelligence Richard IrwinOct 17, 2015Science0 Like Big-data analysis consists of searching for buried patterns that have some kind of predictive power. But choosing which “features” of the data to analyze usually requires some human intuition. In a database containing, say, the beginning and end dates of various sales promotions and weekly profits, the crucial data may not be the dates themselves but the spans between them, or not the total profits but the averages across those spans. MIT researchers aim to take the human element out of big-data analysis, with a new system that not only searches for patterns but designs the feature set, too. To test the first prototype of their system, they enrolled it in three…


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