MIT system’s algorithms trumps human intuition in tests

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s new computer system is now being tested to see if it can intuitively find patterns in data sets faster than intelligent humans can. And in a recent series of tests, the machine was able to outperform humans a shade over two-thirds of the time. The Data Science Machine designed by MIT researchers is capable of searching for patterns in data sets that include promotional sales and weekly profit databases. This machine was tested against 906 human teams, was able to beat 615 of these teams. And it also took the Data Science Machine much shorter to figure things out; the human teams had worked on predictive algorithms for a number of months, while the Machine took only two to 12 hours. When conducting analysis of…


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