AI in Action E83: Andrei Lopatenko, VP of Engineering at Zillow Group


Welcome to episode 83 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and Europe.

Today's guest is Andrei Lopatenko, VP of Engineering within Search and Conversational AI at Zillow Group. Andrei brings years of experience designing, building and scaling world-leading search engines for hundreds of millions of users. Andrei has led various teams to build customer and business Machine Learning and NLP platforms within the real estate, e-commerce & retail sectors.

Founded in 2006, Zillow Group's mission to give people the power to unlock life’s next chapter. Their homes are the heartbeat of their lives and they believe that finding a home shouldn’t be so hard in today’s always-on world. That’s why Zillow Group are reimagining the real estate transaction and changing the way people buy, sell, rent and finance their homes.

In the show, Andrei will discuss:

What Zillow Group offer in the real estate sector 

His motivation to constantly evolve and learn new things 

Challenges that his team are solving at Zillow Group

Experience building successful engineering teams 

Advice for academics moving into industry 

Exciting trends in the search engine space 

What he enjoys about his role

To find out more about Andrei and his work at Zillow Group, check out the website You can also follow them on Twitter @zillowgroup and connect with Andrei on Linkedin.

What did you make of Andrei's podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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