What’s Next In Computer Science

These Questions originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answers by Pedro Domingos, Professor at the University of Washington and author of The Master Algorithm, on Quora. Q: What do you think of the machine learning research that is happening in industry vs. academia? A:Academic research is more theoretical and long-term; industrial research is more applied and short-term. If you want to have impact in a few months’ time, industry is the place for you. If you want to work on the deep problems and have a shot at very high impact, go to academia. These days I often hear things like “Why do machine learning in academia when industry has way more resources and way more people…


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