How big data and AI will reshape the automotive industry

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The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Evangelos Simoudis on next-generation mobility services.

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In this episode of the Data Show, I spoke with Evangelos Simoudis, co-founder of Synapse Partners and a frequent contributor to O’Reilly. He recently published a book entitled The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future, and I wanted get his thoughts on the transportation industry and the role of big data and analytics in its future. Simoudis is an entrepreneur, and he also advises and invests in many technology startups. He became interested in the automotive industry long before the current wave of autonomous vehicle startups was in the planning stages.


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A framework for building and evaluating data products

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The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Pinterest data scientist Grace Huang on lessons learned in the course of machine learning product launches.

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In this episode of the Data Show, I spoke with Grace Huang, data science lead at Pinterest. With its combination of a large social graph, enthusiastic users, and multimedia data, I’ve long regarded Pinterest as a fascinating lab for data science. Huang described the challenge of building a sustainable content ecosystem and shared lessons from the front lines of machine learning product launches. We also discussed recommenders, the emergence of deep learning as a technique used within Pinterest, and the role of data science within the company.

Here are some highlights from our conversation:
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