The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro DomingosThe Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro Domingos

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

byPedro Domingos

Hardcover | September 22, 2015

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A thought-provoking and wide-ranging exploration of machine learning and the race to build computer intelligences as flexible as our own
In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. InThe Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner--the Master Algorithm--and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.
Pedro Domingosis a professor of computer science at the University of Washington. He is a winner of the SIGKDD Innovation Award, the highest honor in data science. A fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, he lives near Seattle.
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Title:The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 6.25 × 9.5 × 1.25 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0465065708

ISBN - 13:9780465065707

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Future of Possibilities! This book give a variety of possibilities of what the future of AI will mean for us. It puts out many moral, ethical and philosophical questions of what it really means to have life. It is a good start to introduce oneself to the world of AI and the challenges we will face.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Insightful read Some frightening but insightful read into the future of work. Would have appreciated more discussion of future careers.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I was hoping for a lot more from this book. It's got some good information, but really lacks in the real answers we want to read about.
Date published: 2017-04-28
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Date published: 2017-02-25

Table of Contents

1. The Machine Learning Revolution
2. The Master Algorithm
3. Hume's Problem of Induction
4. How Does Your Brain Learn?
5. Evolution: Nature's Learning Algorithm
6. In the Church of the Reverend Bayes
7. You Are What You Resemble
8. Learning Without a Teacher
9. The Pieces of the Puzzle Fall into Place
10. This Is the World on Machine Learning

Editorial Reviews

"Machine learning, known in commercial use as predictive analytics, is changing the world. This riveting, far-reaching, and inspiring book introduces the deep scientific concepts to even non-technical readers, and yet also satisfies experts with a fresh, profound perspective that reveals the most promising research directions. It's a rare gem indeed."-Eric Siegel, founder of Predictive Analytics World and author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die