How the brain beats the computer

It is more difficult for artificial intelligence than for humans to recognise the general in the particular. An experiment from Gießen shows how well the brain manages to do this.

Humans are far better than computers at classifying unknown objects into categories. Perceptual psychologists at Liebig University have studied how this works. The researchers showed test subjects an imaginary shape and asked them to draw new examples of the same kind on a tablet...


The link to the full article in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen you can find here.

Tiedemann, H., Morgenstern, Y., Schmidt, F., & Fleming, R. W. (2022). One-shot generalization in humans revealed through a drawing task. Elife, 11, e75485.