Will Your Future Boss Be an Algorithm? One Expert Says Yes

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With robot vacuums, self-driving cars, and other other examples of so-called machine learners becoming more common, one author and computer science professor says someday soon, your boss could be nothing more than a computer algorithm — and it would be better than your current flesh-and-blood one.Pedro Domingos, computer science professor at the University of Washington and the author of the new book, The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World, tells the Los Angeles Times that examples of machine learning is all around us already, from your Netflix recommendations, to dating website picks.Domingos explains, “Companies increasingly use learning algorithms to select job applicants and to evaluate employees for promotions and raises, so machine learning could make or break your career.””In…


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