Our new model of intuition is not anything akin to a special faculty of the mind, something that some people have more of than others. Rather, it is the product of a mind that is so complex, considering so many factors in their interrelationships, that we can produce correct outputs without being able to tell you why.
We allow machine learning to do its job without always insisting on knowing exactly how it works, so maybe we’ll start to give human intuition more respect. After all, historically we’ve seen how we’ ve reshaped our self-understanding based on how our latest technology works.
Maybe the rise of machine learning will so transform our model of intuition that we’ll start to trust it much more. But if we do, we’ll also face the same problem that “intuitive” AI faces—for lots of pernicious biases thrive in the darkness intuition embraces.