Danny Goodman discusses reinforcement learning and the future of software.
Danny Goodman is founder of Switchback Ventures, a company building deep learning and data science products for enterprises like Prudential, McDonald’s, eBay, Oliver Wyman, and J.Crew. Previously, Danny was vice president of platform at MetaMind (Salesforce Research), where he helped create a deep learning platform that enabled thousands of customers to train and deploy their own state-of-the-art text and image classifiers, and director of data science at MetroMile, where he built trip understanding algorithms enabling the only per-mile insurance in the US as well as a variety of driver services like street sweeping alerts, saving drivers millions in avoided tickets, gas price alerts saving $200/driver, and car maintenance advice. Danny studied mathematics at Harvard and machine learning at MIT and Stanford. He has authored four publications and six patents. He’s also an amateur chess player and pianist.
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