Sunday, March 30, 2008

Human Insight vs. Number Crunching

It is interesting to read the story This Psychologist Might Outsmart the Math Brains Competing for the Netflix Prize together with the book Super Crunchers. On one hand, human intuition is usually less reliable and less accurate than number crunching. On the other hand, a little human insight goes a long way, which may sometimes point out the right direction for number crunching.

1 comment:

kay said...

I am also interested transfer of learning.
Now,I am studying the impact of learning via the Internet on transfer of learning for secondary students.