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The master algorithm : how the quest for the ultimate learning machine will remake our world

by Domingos, Pedro,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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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. In The 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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In the amazing machine logic that helps Netflix users find movies, eHarmony clients find dates, and Amazon customers find books, Domingos sees merely the forerunner of a powerful Master Algorithm that may soon revolutionize our world, making computers and robots self-programming learners that no longer need human guidance. Himself a pioneer in the field, Domingos tutors nonspecialist readers in the workings of algorithms that render a computer capable of teaching itself how to perform a task with ever-increasing reliability. Without delving into the complexities, readers explore the thinking of the five different groups striving to perfect the three fundamental elements representation, evaluation, and optimization driving this process and consider ways that creative software engineers might fuse the strengths of these five groups' divergent perspectives into one all-potent universal algorithm. When finally forged, that algorithm, Domingos predicts, will so thoroughly transform the world that human soldiers will disappear from battlefields, children will grow up with robot nannies, and ordinary Janes and Joes will use computer-assisted DNA design to claim the movie-star bodies they crave. Skeptics may dismiss Domingos' vision as hopelessly utopian, and libertarians may brand it as dangerously intrusive. But no one will find it boring. An exhilarating venture into groundbreaking computer science.--Christensen, Bryce Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Knowledge representation (Information theory)
Artificial intelligence -- Social aspects.
Artificial intelligence -- Philosophy.
Cognitive science -- Mathematics.
Publisher New York :2015
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xxi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780465065707
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