Prediction equals intelligence

To end this series of blog posts, I’m going to talk about artificial intelligence and the need for engineers to broaden their knowledge on subjects outside their specific field of study. The following TED Talk by Jeff Hawkins¬†tells us exactly why we’ll never develop good artificial intelligence, if we’re to lazy to look at the … Read more

Music pattern that makes your brain go wild!

Today’s pop songs are often criticized because of their bland, boring and unoriginal lyrics and melodies. But is that really the case? And more importantly: if it is, why do we put up with it? Songs by the dozen As I mentioned earlier, the human brain is a wonderful thing. It is capable of decoding … Read more

“Really, I’m just guessing!” – Your brain

Alt text: You know what happens when you assert--you make an ass out of the emergency response team. Source: XKCD

We like patterns! Our brain likes to find them even when there aren’t any to be found. This podcast by Scientific American explains, very briefly, two studies that asked participants too look for trends in artificial stock market data and images in video static. In both cases the subjects found patterns were there weren’t any, … Read more