Preview of Our Interview with Author Pedro Domingos
The next installment in ODSC’s popular lightning interview series will feature Pedro Domingos, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Washington and recipient of the SIGKDD Innovation Award.
Pedro is also the author of The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World, which has been praised as “Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read” by KD Nuggets and “a sheer pleasure, mixed with education.” by Judea Pearl, author of The Book of Why, Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and winner of the A. M. Turing Award.
The Master Algorithm explores academia’s desire and efforts to create “the ultimate algorithm” that is practically prescient in its ability to deliver knowledge and complete tasks. In his work, Pedro not only examines the learning machines behind leading tech companies like Google and Amazon, but also posits the ramifications of a master algorithm on society, business, and science.
Join Pedro Domingos and Sheamus McGovern on January 27th at 1 PM EST as they discuss the history of machine learning, the possibility of creating an algorithm capable of learning like the human brain, and the implications of creating such an algorithm. Register for free here.