MIT system beats human intuition with algorithms

The researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are testing a new computer system which could find patterns in data sets faster than human beings. A Data Science Machine has been designed by researchers in order to search for patterns in data sets, such as a database of promotional sale dates and weekly profits. In the three competitions, the Data Science Machine made predictions that were 94, 96, and 87 percent as accurate as the winning submissions, which was better than 615 of the 906 participating teams. “We view the Data Science Machine as a natural complement to human intelligence,” Max Kanter, whose master’s thesis provides the basis for the Data Science Machine, told MIT News. “There’s so much data out there to be analyzed. And right now it’s just…


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