Product Matching — A Visual Tribute

Product matching is a challenging data-science problem that we’ve been battling for several years at Semantics3. The variety of concepts and nuances that need to be taken into consideration to tame this problem has reduced our data-scientists to tears on more than one occasion. In this week’s post, we decided to pay a visual tribute […]

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The GIGO Principle in Machine Learning

And its implications for PMs, designers, salespeople and data scientists Garbage-In-Garbage-Out is the idea that the output of an algorithm, or any computer function for that matter, is only as good as the quality of the input that it receives. The principle underlying GIGO is essential when it comes to the real world deployment of […]

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Questions & Intuition for Tackling Deep Learning Problems

Working on data-science problems can be both exhilarating and frustrating. Exhilarating because the occasional insight that boosts your algorithm’s performance can leave you with a lasting high. Frustrating, because you’ll often find yourself at the dead-end of a one-way street, wondering what went wrong. In this article, I’d like to recount five key lessons that […]

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Inside the AI-as-a-Service Phenomenon

And a peek into AWS’s latest playbook In his 2017 shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos hinted at a new wave of AWS value-add products — AI-powered APIs. “Amazon Lex (what’s inside Alexa), Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition remove the heavy lifting from natural language understanding, speech generation, and image analysis. They can be accessed with simple API calls — no machine […]

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Ecommerce is in Warp Speed: 10 Market Trends that are happening now

Artificial intelligence. Chatbots. Voice search. Virtual reality. Self-driving cars. Technology in 2017 and beyond sure promises to be exciting for consumers. For tech-centric businesses, these trends can be game-changing for those who adapt and overwhelming for those who struggle to keep up. As with all tech waves, disruption will follow close at heel and winners […]

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Birth of the Virtual (Store) Salesman

Part 2 of a three-part series on the “Future of Ecommerce Search” Artificial intelligence. Chatbots. Voice search. Virtual reality. Self-driving cars. Technology in 2017 and beyond sure promises to be exciting for consumers. For tech-centric businesses, these trends can be game-changing for those who adapt and overwhelming for those who struggle to keep up. As […]

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Here’s what Consumers Expect in the Age of AI

Part 1 of a three-part series on the “Future of Ecommerce Search” Artificial intelligence. Chatbots. Voice search. Virtual reality. Self-driving cars. Technology in 2017 and beyond sure promises to be exciting for consumers. For tech-centric businesses, these trends will be game-changing for those who adapt and overwhelming for those who struggle to keep up. As […]

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