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While it may not be immediately obvious, LinkedIn is one of the pioneers of machine learning. How so? Shivani Rao, applied researcher for the machine learning and relevance group at LinkedIn explains: “Every single product, every single feature, every single decision that’s made involves data…and the AI algorithms have centered around personalized recommendations that are relevant to you based on your skills and activity on LinkedIn. Personalization is the key…and it requires data.”

Among other topics, Rao discusses exactly how users receive a personalized experience via recommendations, the challenges encountered by LinkedIn and the ways they are being addressed, the tools that allow users to automatically send updates to recruiters, and the LinkedIn learning product which allows users to choose the skills they want to follow, ranging from management and leadership to C++ usability.

Tune in to hear the details, and visit Shivanirao.info for the latest news, outreach activities, and research.

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