Model me this….

1 09 2008

One of the first things our brains do is start to categorize data, to model it. As we get older we develop more sophisticated models, imposing order on more chaotic collections of data.

Computers are able to organize data quickly if they are told the type of model to use, but determining which model to use, what is best for a given collection of data, is – or has been – beyond the scope and abilities of computers.

MIT (who else?!) has developed a computer that can model data.

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