How We Invented the World is a landmark series that examines the four inventions that define the modern world: mobiles, cars, planes and skyscrapers.

How We Invented the World - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-11-05

How We Invented the World - The Master Algorithm - Netflix

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World is a book by Pedro Domingos released in 2015. Domingos wrote the book in order to generate interest from people outside the field. The book outlines five tribes of machine learning: inductive reasoning, connectionism, evolutionary computation, bayes theorem and analogical modelling. The author explains these tribes to the reader by referring to more understandable processes of logic, connections made in the brain, natural selection, probability and similarity judgements. Throughout the book, it is suggested that each different tribe has the potential to contribute to a unifying “master algorithm”. Towards the end of the book the author pictures a “master algorithm” in the near future, where machine learning algorithms asymptotically grow to a perfect understanding of how the world and people in it work. Although the algorithm doesn't yet exist, he briefly reviews his own invention of the Markov logic network.

How We Invented the World - In the media - Netflix

In 2016 Bill Gates recommended the book, alongside Nick Bostrom's Superintelligence, as one of two books everyone should read to understand AI. In 2018 the book was noted to be on Chinese President Xi Jinping's bookshelf.

How We Invented the World - References - Netflix