AI in Action E297: Sean Kamkar, VP of Data Science at Zest AI

,  | January 14 2022 | JP Valentine

Welcome to episode 297 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 Sean Kamkar, Vice President of Data Science at Zest AI in Los Angeles. Zest AI makes the power of machine learning safe to use in credit underwriting. Lenders using Zest make better decisions and better loans, thus increasing revenue, reducing risk and automating compliance. Zest AI was founded in 2009 with the mission of making fair and transparent credit available to everyone and is now one of the fastest-growing fintech software companies in the US.

In the episode, Sean will tell us about:

The impact they are making in the Financial Services industry

How the company has evolved over the past six years

Transitioning into a software business

Applying AI & ML to improve offerings to customers

Why they are a great place to work

What the future looks like for Zest AI

To find out more about Sean and all the great work happening at Zest AI, check out the website www.zest.ai or follow them on Linkedin and Twitter @Zest_AI. You can also connect with Sean directly on Linkedin.

What did you think of Sean’s podcast? Where do you see the future of AI and Data Science in the Financial Services 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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