The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World Audiobook, by Pedro Domingos Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Pedro Domingos Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781501299346

Publisher Description

Algorithms increasingly run our lives. They find books, movies, jobs, and dates for us, manage our investments, and discover new drugs. More and more, these algorithms work by learning from the trails of data we leave in our newly digital world. Like curious children, they observe us, imitate, and experiment. And 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.

Machine learning is the automation of discovery—the scientific method on steroids—that enables intelligent robots and computers to program themselves. No field of science today is more important yet more shrouded in mystery. Pedro Domingos, one of the field’s leading lights, lifts the veil for the first time to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He charts a course through machine learning’s five major schools of thought, showing how they turn ideas from neuroscience, evolution, psychology, physics, and statistics into algorithms ready to serve you. Step by step, he assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner—the Master Algorithm—and discusses what it means for you, and for the future of business, science, and society.

If data-ism is today’s rising philosophy, this book will be its bible. The quest for universal learning is one of the most significant, fascinating, and revolutionary intellectual developments of all time. A groundbreaking book, The Master Algorithm is the essential guide for anyone and everyone wanting to understand not just how the revolution will happen, but how to be at its forefront.

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Quotes

  • “The holy grail of computer science is a machine that can teach itself, as we humans do, from experience. Machine learning could help us do everything from curing cancer to building humanoid robots. Pedro Domingos demystifies machine learning and shows how wondrous and exciting the future will be.”

    - Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “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 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. The author succeeds not only in presenting an accurate and entertaining journey through the methodological ideas behind machine learning, but also in embedding those ideas in a colorful tapestry of philosophical questions concerning the ultimate capacity of man to emulate itself. A must read for both realists and futurists.”

    - Judea Pearl, professor of computer science at UCLA and winner of the A. M. Turing Award

Awards

  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Fall

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About the Author

Pedro Domingos is 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.

About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a novelist and an audiobook narrator who has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards and been nominated for the Audie Award. She has a BA degree in English language and literature and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.