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  • The Master Algorithm

  • How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World
  • By: Pedro Domingos
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

Under the aegis of machine learning in our data-driven machine age, computers are programming themselves and learning about - and solving - an extraordinary range of problems, from the mundane to the most daunting. Today it is machine learning programs that enable Amazon and Netflix to predict what users will like, Apple to power Siri's ability to understand voices, and Google to pilot cars.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Let the Data Speak for themselves

  • By Gary on 10-16-15

Informative

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-16

I am a data science student and I found this book to be informative and interesting.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Spook

  • Science Tackles the Afterlife
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Quigley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,087
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 880
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 881

In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good book, gave me more questions then answers

  • By Brad on 07-31-08

Ignorant

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-11

I am saddened by her ignorant toward other cultures. The scientific parts of the book was interesting and that was all i was interested in. Her personal comments and her extreme ignorant toward other cultures is the reason for 1 star.
To the writer: You are not an anthropologist, stick with the science...

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