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Episode  Summary:

In this episode, we speak with Matt Battifarano. Matt is a data scientist focusing on transportation modeling. He first started his career as a data scientist at a startup called Bridj where they created a smart micro-bus platform for urban transit similar to Uber Pool. Currently he’s working towards his PHD at Carnegie Mellon at their Mobility Data Analytics Center.

Top 3 Value Bombs:

  1. K.I.S.S – Keep it super simple. Do not over complicate the process, especially when just starting out prototyping..
  2. The importance of understanding the purpose/history of methods in AI/ML
  3. There are many challenges to developing autonomous vehicles – one in particular is creating an environment where you can test it safely. Unlike many AI/ML tests you cannot perform A/B tests with end users.

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