Intuition

Something I read on slashdot:


Intuition is not much more than having a large sample set from which to draw and using that sample set to infer generalities. Those generalities allow you to recognize certain patterns and also reject other patterns outright so that you don’t consciously consider them. When you think about it, intuition really means “I have a hunch”, and those hunches are formed on the basis of past experience. There’s nothing that prevents a computer from building up a sufficiently large body of samples and, with the proper programming of course, inferring patterns from it as well.

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