The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

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Allen Lane, 22 sep. 2015 - 352 pagina's
Algorithms increasingly run our lives, and machine learning is the technology that powers them. It finds books, movies, jobs and dates for us, but it is also behind the rapidly increasing automation of the workforce, the discovery of new cures for cancer and the rise of self-driving cars and drone warfare. The most successful companies, organizations and governments in the world are the ones that have mastered machine learning, but no field of science is more shrouded in mystery. In The Master Algorithm, trailblazing computer scientist Pedro Domingos lifts the veil for the first time to give us a peek inside the technology that powers Google, Amazon, the NSA and your smartphone. And he reveals how, in the world's top research labs, 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. The quest for universal learning is one of the most revolutionary and fascinating intellectual developments of all time. The Master Algorithmis the essential guide for anyone and everyone wanting to understand not just how the revolution will happen, but how to be at its forefront. '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, author of Steve Jobs'Starting with the audacious claim that all knowledge can be derived from data by a single 'master algorithm,' Domingos takes the reader on a fast-paced journey through the brave new world of machine learning. Writing breezily but with deep authority, Domingos is the perfect tour guide.' Duncan Watts, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, and author of Six Degreesand Everything Is Obvious * Once You Know the Answer'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 Chasm'A delightful book by one of the leading experts in the field. If you wonder how Al will change your life, read this book.' Sebastian Thrun, Research Professor, Stanford, Google Fellow and Inventor of the Self-Driving Car'This book is a sheer pleasure, mixed with education. A must read for both realists and futurists.'Judea Pearl, Professor at UCLA and winner of the Turing Award

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Machine Learning Made Easier (or NOT!): "The Master Algorithm" by Pedro Domingos Published September 22nd 2015. How can one become an expert in ML? All one needs is a basic background in (multivariate ... Volledige review lezen

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This is a great book about machine learning for both: people who want to know more about it and people who are in this business. Domingos is a great writer with the ability to present complex ideas in ... Volledige review lezen

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Pedro Domingos is one of the world's top machine learning researchers, and a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He is a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and has received Fulbright and Sloan Fellowships and the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award.

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