Devising Computer Systems That Decrypt Human Cognitive Abilities

Devising Computer Systems That Decrypt Human Cognitive Abilities


A research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) employed computer systems that would replicate human intelligence. They discerned a system under which it is possible to analyze how an object of intelligence would interpret physical forces to respond to them. The researchers intend to answer questions about human cognitive abilities by building a computer system that can work similar to mental capacities of humans. The baseline for the research is to expose the computer systems to 3D objects, scrutinize the response of the system, and sync it with human analysis. 

Streamlining Brain’s Functioning with Computer Systems 

The system is trained to correlate a given set of data with various labels by introspecting the previous information. Based on famous neurologist David Marr’s hypothesis, the researchers have deduced that the human brain primarily processes the 2.5D image of an object which is further processed to understand the entire shape, form, and genesis of the object. The brain doesn’t use the raw information about the scene but rather refocuses on the surface of the object in view. Hence, it is evident that the computer systems need to be trained with the analysis of 3D objects along with the ability to aptly interpret data. Initially, the researchers used systematic data for testing, which could be evolved into real data later. 

Practical Testing of System 

To administer their research in a practical setting, the researchers used balls and cubes to analyze how the system fathoms their motion. They assumed that the 3D images of objects have already been processed by the system and decrypted the ability of the system to estimate the velocity of moving balls. The researchers then stacked up the cubes to see if the system perceived their possibility to fall due to gravity.   

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