AI in Action E95: Nicola Miotto, Head of Data at upday


Welcome to episode 95 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 Nicola Miotto, Head of Data at upday in Berlin. Founded in 2015, their first product ‘upday for Samsung’ – a news aggregator that is preinstalled on all Samsung devices - became Europe’s biggest mobile news service within just three years and that has more than 25 million monthly users. Their editorial team puts together the top news of the day for you around the clock, so you don't miss an important event and are always up to date.

The algorithms in upday search hundreds of news sites and blogs in real-time and compile 'My News' article cards for your interests. That makes upday the perfect place for your personal news update! You can set your interests in the menu and change them at any time. In addition, upday shows you similar or related - and sometimes completely new - content. This way you get an overview of what moves the world and the web!

In the show, Nicola will tell you about:

Embracing Data Science and Machine Learning at upday 

The importance of Data Quality  

How they detect bugs and anomalies in their data 

Challenges to be aware of without quality data infrastructure in place 

3 important steps to building a data science platform at upday 

How they build their recommendation systems 

To find out more about Nicola and his work at upday, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @updayDE. You can also connect with Nicola on Linkedin

What did you make of Nicola's podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning 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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