Deriving Meaning through Machine Learning: The Next Chapter in Retail
Three slides from Benedict Evans’ brilliant talk, The End of the Beginning, really caught my attention.
Across industries, machine learning is helping us get to successive levels of meaning of what a thing is. It’s helping us explicitly understand what things are, a leap forward from the existing state of affairs, which rely on extrapolation through indirect inference. In the context of retail, the implications of this are significant. Here’s why.