Tangential comments about Software Development

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Super Crunchers

I've been reading Ian Ayres's book Super Crunchers. I liked it so much I even made some of it into an Online Confidence Test.

"The newest space, and the one that's most exciting, is where machines are actually in charge but they have enough awareness to seek out people to help them when they get stuck." Prof. Mark E Nissen of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (p 118)

The most important thing that is left to humans is to use our minds and our intuition to guess at what variables should and should not be included in statistical analysis. (p124)