New System by MIT that bridges the way Humans and Computers think and act

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A new system by MIT aims to bridge how humans and computers think, given a set of patterns and data. Let us see how this system works...

Differences in the way humans and computers think and act

Many of us feel that people younger than us think smarter and use more IQ than us in many day to day tasks(perhaps not every task!). However, still the way they or we think is a lot different than how the Computers think and take decisions.
Human beings are great at calculating or inferring trends, or patterns from just a few options or scenarios.
On the other hand, computers sort, process and bring out results from huge data sets. Smaller data sets are not good candidates for significant results out of computer processing. Often, this gap presents issues in decision making in Enterprises which rely on Data Processing and Analytics to make marketing and strategic decisions.

To bridge this gap, some researchers at MIT have worked on and made a new system that aims to narrow this gap between how computers and humans work on processing raw data and information to come up with better outcomes.

MIT's system that helps computers take lessons using some examples

The MIT's system works using raw data and processing in the standard computer way. However, the computer systems breaks up its inputs into simple examples.
As per Julie Shah, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-author on the new paper, in their work, they looked to improve the machine learning technique to help people perform decision making based on recognizable patterns and trends.
This is similar to the decision making in real life scenarios such as rescue missions, Logistics and more.

Julie Shah and her colleagues tried to augment a type of machine learning which they call as "unsupervised", in which the computers searches for linkages and common trends in data which is unstructured. This makes the line of thinking of computers closer to how we think and act in most of the sitautions, based on our intuitive line of thinking, as well as harnessing the massive power that the modern, powerful computers provide.

So, is it a trend of "Humanizing" computers?

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author avatar M G Singh
12th Dec 2014 (#)

Informative !

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author avatar Ptrikha
12th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks Madan

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author avatar Ptrikha
12th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Dec 2014 (#)

Computers will be able to deliver with much more clarity when goals are set for them. The margin of error will be almost nil unlike humans when emotions trump reason. Yeah, the world will change faster technologically, thanks Ptrikha - siva

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author avatar viewgreen
13th Dec 2014 (#)

That's why the develop of the artificial intelligence is look likes more ambition for the computing scientist. In fact there is a big difference between Human and the machines. Great information and thank you for sharing this.

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author avatar Ptrikha
15th Dec 2014 (#)

Thanks Siva
Amazing things keep on happening in the technology world.

Thanks for sharing your views viewgreen

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author avatar yugasini
21st Dec 2014 (#)

thanks for the post, have a nice day.

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