AI in Action E265: Otkrist Gupta, VP of Engineering at LendBuzz

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Welcome to episode 265 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 Otkrist Gupta, Vice President of Engineering at LendBuzz in Boston, MA. Founded in 2015, Lendbuzz uses Big Data analytics to significantly improve access to credit for international students and professionals living in the US. They look beyond a simple credit score and focus on our customers'​ background information such as employment, educational, financial or personal history to assess their creditworthiness and grant the customer a loan.

Lendbuzz offers their international customers access to car loans and car refinancing at exceptionally attractive terms and rates regardless of credit history, credit score and lack of social security number. Their proprietary artificial intelligence enables and expands access to credit for deserving borrowers and their algorithms allow them to speed up the loan process, from application to funding. Lendbuzz believe that anyone working, studying and living in the US is eligible for access to credit at fair rates!

In the episode, Otkrist will discuss:

His journey to Lendbuzz

The interesting work they do in the Financial Services sector

How they are using Machine Learning to improve their offerings to customers

The growth of the team in the past few years

Understanding the “why” of their mission at LendBuzz

What the future holds for the company

To find out more about Otkrist and all the great work happening at Lendbuzz, check out the website or follow them on Linkedin and Twitter @lendbuzz. You can also connect with Otkrist on Linkedin

What did you think of Otkrist's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science heading in the Financial Services industry 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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