Intuition

What is intuition and how we are defining it?

It is highly important to understand intuition before diving into anything.

Our brain has a left side and a right side. The left side is referred to as Logical where we d things like Language, Numbers & other calculations, and analytical thinking, etc. The right side of our brain is considered the creative side and it deals with things like expressions, emotional intelligence, and imagination, etc. The majority of the things we have achieved in the field of AI lies on the left side of the brain.

Taking the above statement into consideration we started looking to the right side of the brain. So, we looked at the creative side of things like an article written about How does Spotify know what you'll like? because music speaks to the right side of our brain. Because the algorithms for Spotify or Netflix like companies are already made so we know how they work but it's a good case study to look into how something on the right side can be translated into a mathematical model as the following quote from the article we're discussing states:

We are more creative when exposed to diverse influences, but to make this work in the machine age, our tastes must fit into a mathematical model.

Why Intuition?

For me personally, intuition has always been a huge help, and years ago I read that it was intuition that let the Mother of Prophet Moses put Him in a casket and then putting that casket into the river. So basically, Allah speaks to humans in 3 ways as per my research; the first one is when an Angel comes with a message (Revelation -- وحی), the second way is via dreams and the third is via intuition (Ilham - الہام). Also the second and the third do not always mean that God is speaking to you.

So, it is a fascinating concept for me, and as I believe that there is logic to everything in the universe so I started exploring intuition.

Defining Intuition

According to Wikipedia definition which states:

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intuition

Consciousness refers to your individual awareness of your unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and environments. A conscious mind involves all of the things that you are currently aware of and thinking about. (https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-consciousness-2795922)

Intelligence is based on what is known while intuition deals with the unknown. Intuition is based on feelings, while intelligence is logic. Humans can make a decision based on what they feel, not necessarily what would be logical. Intuition has a lot more to do with a gut feeling, rather than a calculated decision-making process. Being intuitive is not the same as being intellectual. If we were to define Intuition in one word it would be “gut” or “hunch”.