House Hunters: Machine Learning at Redfin with Akshat Kaul

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Today we're joined by Akshat Kaul, the head of data science and machine learning at Redfin. We're all familiar with Redfin, but did you know that redfin.com is the largest real estate brokerage site in the US? In our conversation with Akshat, we discuss the history of ML at Redfin, and a few of the key use cases that ML is currently being applied to, including recommendations, price estimates, and their "hot homes" feature. We explore their recent foray into building their own internal platform, which they've coined "Redeye", how they've built red.ai to support modeling across the business, and how Akshat thinks about the role of the cloud when building and delivering their platform. Finally, we discuss the impact the pandemic has had on ML at the company, and Akshat's vision for the future of their platform and machine learning at the company more broadly.
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