Episode 62: Is Machine Learning the Secret to Uber's Success?

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This is a podcast episode titled, Episode 62: Is Machine Learning the Secret to Uber's Success?. The summary for this episode is: If you think Uber is a ride-hailing business, you're wrong. It's actually a machine learning business. Machine learning is what makes Uber's service possible by, among other things, helping to ensure that drivers get to you as quickly as possible. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Michael Del Balso, a product manager of machine learning at Uber. Together, they discuss how Uber is using machine learning, how machine learning is changing the company's product management function, and what it takes to bring a product to market with machine learning everywhere.

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If you think Uber is a ride-hailing business, you're wrong. It's actually a machine learning business. Machine learning is what makes Uber's service possible by, among other things, helping to ensure that drivers get to you as quickly as possible. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Michael Del Balso, a product manager of machine learning at Uber. Together, they discuss how Uber is using machine learning, how machine learning is changing the company's product management function, and what it takes to bring a product to market with machine learning everywhere.