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The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

Pedro Domingos

Top 10 Best Quotes

“You could even say that the God of Genesis himself is a programmer: language, not manipulation, is his tool of creation. Words become worlds.”

“Our beliefs are based on our experience, which gives us a very incomplete picture of the world, and it's easy to jump to false conclusions.”

“If you’re a lazy and not-too-bright computer scientist, machine learning is the ideal occupation, because learning algorithms do all the work but let you take all the credit.”

“A learner that uses Bayes’ theorem and assumes the effects are independent given the cause is called a Naïve Bayes classifier. That’s because, well, that’s such a naïve assumption.”

“A good learner is forever walking the narrow path between blindness and hallucination.”

“data mining means “torturing the data until it confesses.”

“Your job in a world of intelligent machines is to keep making sure they do what you want, both at the input (setting the goals) and at the output (checking that you got what you asked for).”

“People often think computers are all about numbers, but they’re not. Computers are all about logic.”

“Listen to your customers, not to the HiPPO,” HiPPO being short for “highest paid person’s opinion.”

“God created not species but the algorithm for creating species.”

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