While our review is certainly not very positive, it is not entirely negative. Our impression is that the book was a missed opportunity. Given the knowledge and experience of the authors, we expected a book that was filled with the type of details such as those in chapter 11. Additionally, we hoped that they would refrain from the never ending hype and unbridled speculation that characterizes so much commentary about machine learning.
However, we are satisfied with our purchase as the book did show many interesting avenues for the application of machine learning in the life sciences.