MIT: Unique ‘Big Data’ System Could One Day Replace Humans

The “Data Science Machine” outperformed 615 human data teams in a competition. By Rebekah Marcarelli | Oct 18, 2015 10:17 AM EDT Could humans be replaced in big-data analysis? (Photo : Flickr) MIT researchers have created a new big-data analysis system that can outperform most human teams. Big-data analysis is driven by a search for patterns that have some sort of “predictive power,” but choosing which features of the data to analyze has always required human intuition. For example, in a database containing the beginning and end dates of sales promotions and weekly profits the important information could be the spans between the dates as opposed to the dates themselves. This new system has the ability to search for patterns and design feature sets. To test their “Data Science…

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