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

by Domingos, Pedro.

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"Describes the quest to find the Master Algorithm, which will take machine learning to the next level, allowing computers to learn how to solve not just particular problems but any problem,"--Novelist.
The machine learning revolution
The master algorithm
Hume's problem of induction
How does your brain learn?
Evolution : nature's learning algorithm
In the church of the Reverend Bayes
You are what you resemble
Learning without a teacher
The pieces of the puzzle fall into place
This is the world on machine learning.

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
Computer Technology
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Basic Books2015
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780465061921
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