Search is an important problem for modern e-commerce platforms such as Etsy. As a result, the task of ranking search results automatically is a multi-billion dollar machine learning problem. We spoke to the company's senior data scientist Kamelia Aryafar to learn more about how the company is utilising machine learning to improve services.
In its relatively short lifetime, Airbnb has had over 100 million guests, with over 40 Million of those occurring in the past year. Naturally, this exponential growth is a challenge to deal with from a customer service perspective, leading the company to deploy machine learning techniques to improve it.
Ilija Ilievski, National University of Singapore, is focusing his research in the intersection of vision and language, especially on 'Visual Question Answering', as well as working on a deep learning model able to associate question words to specific image objects.
Following the success of the inaugural RE•WORK Machine Intelligence Summit in Berlin, the event is now coming to New York! On 2-3 November, over 200 attendees will come together with speakers from AIG, Google, Facebook, NYU, MIT and Twitter to explore the latest developments in machine intelligence.
Andrej Karpathy is a Research Scientist working on deep learning, generative models and reinforcement learning at OpenAI. View his presentation and slides from the 2016 Deep Learning Summit in Boston, on 'Recurrent Network Language Models for Dense Image Captioning'.
Deborah Harrison, Writer for Microsoft Cortana, believes that with the right approach, people can come to expect civility, humor, transparency and kindness from interactions with AI, just as they expect the ability to update a calendar. We spoke to her to learn more about her role, and how we can encourage diversity and equality in the field.