The Data Science Machine was designed and built specifically for big-data analysis. To test just how far they’ve come, the researchers signed up the AI into three data science contests. In one competition that had 906 teams it finished ahead of 615. In two out of three competitions, it was 94[%] and 96[%] as accurate as human players. And while it was only 87 percent accurate in the third, it only worked on the data for a maximum of 12 hours. Humans took months to finish their analysis.
The human brain is remarkably good at pattern recognition: teaching machines to do the same must have been an interesting project for MIT.