Even Oldridge is a senior manager at NVIDIA, leading the effort to develop the open source libraries of Merlin, which provide fast, easy to use and deploy, and scalable recommender systems on the GPU. He has a PhD in computer vision and a masters in programmable hardware from the University of British Columbia. He’s worked in the RecSys space for the past decade and has developed systems for recommending dates and houses, among other things. He’s an industry co-chair for ACM RecSys Conference 2021, and he’ll talk your ear off about embeddings and deep learning based recommenders if you let him.
Recommenders personalize the internet. They suggest videos, foods, sneakers and advertisements that seem magically clairvoyant in knowing your tastes and interests. It’s an AI that makes online experiences more enjoyable… Read article >