Our guest on today’s episode of Modern Notion Daily is Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science and the author of The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World (Basic Books, September 2015). Domingos is an expert in machine learning, which is the engine behind much of what happens in our digital lives (suggested friends on Facebook, route times on GoogleMaps, and the like). The holy grail of machine learning is the master algorithm, and Domingos thinks we’ll find it if we look hard enough.

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