Game Players Outperform Computers In Solving Complex Puzzles

Game Players Outperform Computers In Solving Complex Puzzles
technology

Humans may have better pattern-recognition skills than machines, as proved by a recent competition.

Naresh Kumar
  • 9 august 2010

In what can be described as evidence of superior pattern-recognition skills in humans over computers, a groups of gamers outperformed a special software in a complex protein folding video game. The game, called Foldit, pitted players against computers in a series of protein-folding puzzles to understand if non-scientists can contribute to developing new algorithms to solve the challenge of protein folding.

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