This frighteningly smart computer could replace human beings

A new super powerful MIT computer is besting humans at the thing we’re supposedly best at. Watch out, humankind: a brand new super computer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has just blown away a good chunk of human competition in a new test. MIT has been testing a new computer system that is good at recognizing patterns, something humans have traditionally excelled at an artificial intelligence has struggled with. Called the Data Science Machine, it was able to beat a number of human teams in looking through a database of promotional sales dates and weekly profits in a recent test, according to a UPI report. While computers are far faster than humans at most menial tasks, pattern recognition has been one area where scientists have struggled to figure out when…


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