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Thursday, May 29, 2014

IARPA Sharp Meets Big Data

I was reminded of the IARPA Sharp project again.  To which I have a loose connection.  Some of the statements below are certainly how we define intelligence ... being adaptive under varying and often contradictory  data.  This means something different again under the strain of big data.  Big Data means we need analytical methods as part of our understanding of the data itself.   More thoughts on this will follow.

Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-Solving (SHARP)
Adaptive reasoning and problem-solving are increasingly valuable for information-oriented workplaces, where inferences from sparse, voluminous, or conflicting data must be drawn, validated, and communicated—often under stressful, time-sensitive conditions. In such contexts, one’s ability to accurately update one’s mental models, make valid conclusions, and effectively deploy attention and other cognitive resources is critical. ....  " 

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