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Under the aegis of machine learning in our data-driven machine age, computers are programming themselves and learning about—and solving—an extraordinary range of problems, from the mundane to the most daunting. Today it is machine learning programs that enable Amazon and Netflix to predict what users will like, Apple to power Siri’s ability to understand voices, and Google to pilot cars. These programs are already helping us fight the war on cancer and predict the movements of the stock market, and they are making great headway with instant language translation and discovering new laws of nature.

But machine learning is incomplete, and its practitioners across the globe are seeking the most powerful algorithm of all. The Master Algorithm will not be limited to solving particular problems but will be able to learn anything and solve any problem, however difficult, and Pedro Domingos, a trailblazing computer scientist, is at the very forefront of the search for it. With the master algorithm in hand and data as its fuel, machine learning—essentially the automation of discovery, a kind of scientific method on steroids—will become the most powerful technology humanity has ever devised. And The Master Algorithm will be its bible.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

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  • “[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.”

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  • “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

  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Fall
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About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”