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Make Data Work
31 May–1 June 2016: Training
1 June–3 June 2016: Conference
London, UK
Danny Bickson

Danny Bickson
Cofounder, 1972


Danny Bickson is the cofounder of Dato, a Seattle-based predictive analytics company. Previously, Danny was a postdoc in the Machine Learning department at Carnegie Mellon University and one of the initiators of the GraphLab open source project.


10:00–10:30 Wednesday, 1/06/2016
Hardcore data science
Location: Capital Suite 4 Level: Intermediate
Danny Bickson (1972)
Average rating: ****.
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A Netflix competition triggered a major academic research effort in recommender systems. However, there is still a big gap between academic research and industry. Danny Bickson covers the current state of recommender systems in industry and explains why, while user historical purchase data is understood very well, recommenders based on images and text are just starting to pick up. Read more.