You don’t stay awake at night worrying that your dog will attack you. Why would you worry about your robot? It was bred in much finer detail than your dog, and it’s that much less likely to go awry. Dogs are the result of selective breeding; robots are the result…

Machine learning used to take place behind the scenes: Amazon mined your clicks and purchases for recommendations, Google mined your searches for ad placement, and Facebook mined your social network to choose which posts to show you. But now machine learning is on the front pages of newspapers, and the…

Pedro Domingos

Professor of computer science at U. Washington and author of “The Master Algorithm”. pedrodomingos.org

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