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October 27, 2009

Using a Game to Harness Human Intuition

Computer science researchers at the University of Michigan have prototyped a computer game that addresses a fundamental problem faced by computer hardware designers. The game is an online logic puzzle called FunSAT. It simulates the challenges faced by integrated circuit designers when they arrange transistors and connections on silicon microchips. Chip architecture is usually aided by computer design, but human pattern recognition and intuition are important components that are often missing from automated design. FunSAT was developed as an answer to that problem, harnessing the human ability to strategize and visualize complex systems.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at October 27, 2009 2:47 AM
category: Artificial Invention

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