MIT Data Science Machine: An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

The new big data analysis system aims to be able to replace human intuition, searching for buried patterns. The system is called the Data Science Machine, and outperformed human teams in three data science competitions.The Data Science Machine was able to make predictions that were 94, 96 and 87 percent as accurate as the best submissions in the competitions, and performed better than 615 out of the 906 teams that participated in the competition.”We view the Data Science Machine as a natural complement to human intelligence,” said Max Kanter, who wrote a master’s thesis in computer science, which became the basis of the new Data Science Machine. “There’s so much data out there to be analyzed. And right now it’s just sitting there not doing anything. So maybe we can…


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