The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm

How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

“Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read.” —KDNuggets
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.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Computers / Intelligence (ai) & Semantics

On Sale: September 22nd 2015

Price: $12.99

Page Count: 352

ISBN-13: 9780465061921

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"Pedro Domingos demystifies machine learning and
shows how wondrous and exciting the future will be."—Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs and The Innovators

impressive and wide-ranging work that covers everything from the history of
machine learning to the latest technical advances in the field."—Daily Beast

"Domingos writes with
verve and passion."—New Scientist

"Unlike other books that proclaim a bright future, this one actually
gives you what you need to understand the changes that are coming."—Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google and
coauthor of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach

"Domingos is the perfect tour guide from whom you will learn everything
you need to know about this exciting field, and a surprising amount about
science and philosophy as well."—Duncan Watts, Principal Researcher, Microsoft
Research, and author of Six Degrees and Everything Is Obvious *Once
You Know the Answer

"[The Master Algorithm] does a good job of examining the field's
five main techniques.... The subject is meaty and the author...has a knack for
introducing concepts at the right moment."—The Economist

"Domingos is a genial and amusing
guide, who sneaks us around the backstage areas of the science in order to
witness the sometimes personal (and occasionally acrimonious) tenor of research
on the subject in recent decades."—Times Higher Education

"An exhilarating venture into
groundbreaking computer science." Booklist, starred review

"[An] enthusiastic but not dumbed-down introduction to machine learning...
lucid and consistently informative... With wit, vision, and scholarship, Domingos
describes how these scientists are creating programs that allow a computer to
teach itself. Readers...will discover fascinating insights."
Kirkus Reviews

"This book is a must have to
learn machine learning without equation. It will help you get the big picture
of the several learning paradigms. Finally, the provocative idea is not only
intriguing, but also very well argued."—Data Mining Research

"If you are interested in a crash course on the enigmatic field of
machine learning and the challenges for AI practitioners that lie ahead, this
book is a great read."—TechCast Global

"This book is a sheer pleasure, mixed with education. I am recommending
it to all my students, those who studied machine learning, those who are about
to do it and those who are about to teach it."—Judea Pearl, Professor of
Computer Science, UCLA and winner of the A. M. Turing Award

"Machine learning is the single most transformative technology that will
shape our lives over the next fifteen years. This book is a must-read--a
bold and beautifully written new framework for looking into the future."—Geoffrey Moore, author of Crossing the

"Machine learning is a
fascinating world never before glimpsed by outsiders. Pedro Domingos initiates
you to the mysterious languages spoken by its five tribes, and invites you to
join in his plan to unite them, creating the most powerful technology our
civilization has ever seen."—Sebastian Seung, Professor, Princeton, and
author of Connectome

"A delightful book by one of the leading experts in the field. If you
wonder how AI will change your life, read this book."—Sebastian Thrun, research professor, Stanford,
Google Fellow and Inventor of the Self-Driving Car

"This is an incredibly important and useful book. Machine learning is
already critical to your life and work, and will only become more so. Finally,
Pedro Domingos has written about it in a clear and understandable fashion."—Thomas H. Davenport, Distinguished Professor,
Babson College and author of Competing on Analytics and Big Data @

"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
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