Past Meetup

#ThinkDifferent – ML and Recommendations @ Sears Israel

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In this meetup we will talk about some Unconventional approaches to Big-Data and ML, why they are extremely useful, and how you can use them at home.

Schedule :

18:00-18:30 – Gathering.

18:30-19:15 – Teaching computers to play Super Mario.

From Tic-Tac-Toe to AlphaGo, game playing has always been at the forefront of AI research. In this talk we’ll walk through a playful review of machine learning algorithms through this prism. No prior background required!

Ofer Egozi is a Product Group Manager at Sears Israel, where he leads the team building large-scale social commerce personalization, recommender systems, and search systems.

19:15-19:40 – Q & A & Pizza & Beer.

19:40-20:20 – ElasticSearch – you know, for recommendations.

Elastic Search is, you know, for search… but in recent years it is no longer only for search. At Sears Israel, we use Elastic Search to power our main recommendation and discovery experiences, to allow our shoppers to discover interesting and exciting new products.In this talk, I will show how we use the power of elastic search ranking to create a personalized NewsFeed experience at scale, just like in Facebook, Reddit, and Pinterest.

Find out how you can utilize ElasticSearch to create cool features like recommender systems, personalized feeds, and even personalized search.

Omri is a TechLead at Sears Israel by day, and a Maker by night. In the last year Omri is responsible on designing the user profiling, personalization and recommendation capabilities for Sears Israel.