Gilad Lotan is the Head of Data Science at BuzzFeed where he leads a team that’s tasked with building state of the art analytics and data products to support entertainment, news, business and tech. Previously Gilad led Data Science at betaworks, and built data products at Microsoft. Gilad’s work has been covered across a wide range of media, most recently focused on propaganda and bias within algorithmic ranking systems.
Beyond the Buzz: data science and machine learning at BuzzFeed
Over the past few years BuzzFeed has become the largest digital media network in the world, operating globally across multiple platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram in addition to its own website and multiple apps. While the network is fuelled by content generated from hundreds of creators around the world, it is supported and powered by a world class technology and infrastructure team that supports massive data collection, analysis, and productization. In his talk Lotan will discuss how data science, machine learning and neural networks are used across the company to power decisions, analyze audiences, run forecasts, and build powerful tools.