Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Washington, has published a new book called The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World to serve as an essential guide to machine learning. Domingos explores the various schools of thought regarding machine learning and provides examples of how the technology is powering algorithms that improve the lives of consumers. Domingos contextualizes these innovations as milestones on the road to developing a “master algorithm”—a learning algorithm capable of processing any kind of data to complete any kind of task before a human even requests it to.
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
Joshua New was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life.
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