AQ & A with Pedro Domingos: Author of ‘The Master Algorithm’

September 17, 2015 Pedro Domingos, University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering, is the author of “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World.” A popular science romp through one of today’s hottest scientific topics, the book is an essential primer on machine learning. It unveils the deep ideas behind the algorithms that increasingly pick our books, find our dates, filter email, manage investments and run our lives — and what informed consumers and citizens ought to know about them. Domingos, who will speak at Seattle’s Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22, answered a few questions about the book. What is machine learning, and how might a person encounter it in a typical day? PD:  Machine learning is the…


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