Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with something called a Data Science Machine that they say can outperform human intuition. In the past, computers have been able to outperform humans in many tasks, including information retrieval, processing, and even data sorting.
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By Scott Falkner. What could the Data Science Machine do in a practical sense? One of the examples the team at M.I.T. gave was that the machine could examine a particular online class and predict the percentages of students that would drop out. That seems pretty anomalous and a bit vague. Perhaps in a larger sense, the Data Science Machine could also accurately predict trends in the stock market, predict the likely behaviors of foreign governments, or correctly guess the outcome of the human experience — warning us of our impending doom or success.