AI in Action E117: Robert Chen, Head of AI at Compass


Welcome to episode 117 of the AI in Action podcast, the show where we break down the hype and explore 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 Robert Chen, Head of AI at Compass. Founded in 2012, Compass is a real estate technology company with a powerful end-to-end platform that supports the entire buying and selling workflow. They deliver an incomparable experience to both agents and their clients all in service of the Compass mission: to help everyone find their place in the world.

With previous experience working with Intel, Microsoft and Zillow Group, Robert has a deep passion is building large-scale machine learning systems that power customers and business. He is now the Director of Engineering and Head of AI at Compass, where he is working on bringing Artificial Intelligence to Agent Intelligence at Real Estate.

In the show, Robert will tell you about:  

The impact Compass are making within real estate 

Challenges they are solving with AI and Data Science 

Interesting projects within search, computer vision and more 

Setting up a successful team structure 

How COVID-19 has impacted the team’s productivity 

What he looks for when hiring candidates at Compass  

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

What did you make of Robert'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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