Why the Future of Machine Learning is a Master Algorithm

Algorithms. Is there anything they can’t do? Yes. Tons of stuff, but they remain at the heart of the internet as we know it. Much of what we are exposed to online courtesy of search engines or Siri or Facebook is surfaced based on algorithms designed to improve performance by gathering information. These are today’s most important — if not most effective — learning machines, but Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington, is more concerned with what we’ll be capable of calculating tomorrow. In his new book, The Master Algorithm, Domingos makes the case that it’s possible we may one day create an algorithm so adept at learning and harness information that it will forever change the way we think. That hypothetical algorithm will…


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