Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Human Intuition

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Will AI ever match the masterful leadership of an outstanding CEO, deeply moving writing of a great poet, or nurturing care of a hospital nurse?

Based on interviews with some of the world’s top scientists, including 17 Nobel Laureates, as well as with 18 of the world’s best chefs, Dr. Dörfler takes the stand on inimitability of exceptional human performance.

In this talk, Dr. Dörfler will:

· Contrast the way computers process data with the way human experts think
· Explore the difference between learning algorithms of Artificial Intelligence and human learning
· Argue that while Big Data Analysis can get us more data and faster, it is not, and will never be, an adequate substitute for human thinking

The most exceptional achievements of the future, according to Dr. Dörfler, will result from the intuitive knowledge of smart people who are supported by smart technology, rather than just by smart technology alone.
Period5 Feb 2018
Event titleYU Katz School Seminar
Event typeSeminar
LocationNew York City, United States, New YorkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Intuition
  • artificial intelligence
  • big data