Eric Siegel
Founder; Author at Machine Learning Week; The AI Playbook
Expertise: Predictive analytics, machine learning
Education: Columbia University; Brandeis University

Eric Siegel, Ph.D., is a leading consultant and former Columbia University professor who helps companies deploy machine learning. He is the founder of the long-running Machine Learning Week conference series and its new sister, Generative AI Applications Summit, the instructor of the acclaimed online course “Machine Learning Leadership and Practice — End-to-End Mastery,” executive editor of The Machine Learning Times and a frequent keynote speaker. He wrote the bestselling Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, which has been used in courses at hundreds of universities, as well as The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment. Siegel’s interdisciplinary work bridges the stubborn technology/business gap. At Columbia, he won the Distinguished Faculty award when teaching the graduate computer science courses in machine learning and AI. Later, he served as a business school professor at UVA Darden. Siegel also publishes op-eds on analytics and social justice.

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When ML has the very real power to gatekeep opportunities from minority groups, employing it properly and ethically should be your number one goal.
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Your biggest operations are made up of many small decisions. Predictive modeling can help you make them.
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Never sell “AI.” Instead, pitch operational improvements, with no more than a footnote to mention machine learning as part of the solution.