AI in Action E234: Kushal Chakrabarti, VP of Research and Data Science at Opendoor

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Welcome to episode 234 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 Kushal Chakrabarti, VP of Research and Data Science at Opendoor in San Francisco. Founded in 2014, Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move by building a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain and fast. They have assembled a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds to support more than 100,000 homes bought and sold with them and the customers who have selected Opendoor as a trusted partner in handling one of their largest financial transactions.

As the VP of Research and Data Science, Kushal brings over ten years of experience in large-scale machine learning and data engineering to Opendoor. Kushal has led billion-dollar data science teams, founded two high-growth VC-backed startups and originally made his bones in large-scale statistical models. He regularly advises CEO's/CTO's through key organizational challenges involving data and has worked as a fractional executive at top companies, validating data strategy, proving new lines of data-driven business and building end-to-end data teams.

In today's episode, Kushal will tell you about:

The interesting work they do at Opendoor

How they are applying Data Science and Data Engineering in real estate

What attracted him to work for Opendoor

Interesting projects the data team are working on

Plans for growth and what he looks for when hiring into the team

Future innovation within Real Estate 

To find out more about Kushal and the interesting work happening at Opendoor, check out the website or follow them on Twitter @Opendoor. You can also follow him on Twitter @kushalc or connect with Kushal on Linkedin.

What did you think of Kushal's podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science in the real estate industry 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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