Paul Tepper’s stories

By 2020 the average person will have more conversations with bots than with their spouse.¹ How would you go about making such a prediction? To start, defining these terms and measuring them is not a simple task. First, we should start by defining what a “bot” is. The term “bot” can mean a lot of […]


Deep learning was the most dominant topic of the conference, for which there were several industry-specific applications. For example, Pinterest has begun moving from gradient boosting decision trees (GBDTs) to deep neural nets for predicting various dimensions of user behavior. In healthcare, image recognition may make a big impact sooner than many other applications. Highlighting […]