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Artificial Intelligence Versus Artificial Intuition: Human Cognition, Instinct Spread To Machines

Update Date: Feb 11, 2017 07:10 AM EST

Artificial intuition will surpass artificial intelligence according to scientists and consultants. Human cognition and instinct are progressing to machines and robotics.

Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are reported to have a breakthrough in adding human intuition to algorithms. Simply put, it means machines can now copy the way clever people solve problems.

In a recent test for artificial intuition, researchers asked a sample of clever MIT students to solve issues about planning algorithms like airline routing. The task includes optimizing a fleet of planes so that all passengers can get to where they want to go. Plane should not fly empty nor visit a city more than once during a specific period.

The cleverest student in the sample beat the existing algorithm. Scientists found out that students approached the problem using a high-level strategy called linear temporal logic. They then encoded the strategies into the machine, and out came artificial intuition.

According to some experts, artificial intelligence is so last year. Deliotte Consulting believes that cognitive computing technology should be fully explored as artificial intelligence is only the beginning. Artificial intuition and cognition through algorithms is just one part of what scientists call machine intelligence (MI).

Artificial intelligence is now a subset of MI. The latter is more of cognitive and mimics human thinking. It also includes machine learning, deep learning and other tools like Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and bots.

Deliotte said that instead of focusing on one dimensional artificial intelligence, experts should explore MI which includes artificial intuition. The consulting firm's data doubles every year, and by 2020, it is expected to reach 44 zettabytes.

Artificial intuition in MI includes faster distributed systems through better chips and networks, sensors and internet of things (IoT), huge bank of data and smarter algorithms that can mimic human thinking. These elements make artificial intuition better than artificial intelligence. 

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