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

Learning algorithms rule the world. They monitor our credit card use as we wander through life and they decide which of our transactions might be fraudulent; they trawl our email and messages for clues as to which pop-up advertisements we are likely to respond positively to; they watch the way we walk around urban areas and stations to calculate whether we represent a terrorist threat; and more generally, they support the infrastructure of society and business. US-based computer scientist Pedro Domingos is a man with a quest, and a hypothesis, which is likely – one day – to change the world. He proposes that “All knowledge – past, present and future – can be derived from data by a single, universal learning algorithm”, the Master Algorithm of this book’s title.…


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