#2 How Data Science is Impacting Telecommunications Networks

Chris Volinsky, AT&T Labs' Assistant Vice President for Big Data Research and a member of the team that won the $1M Netflix Prize, an open competition for improving Netflix' online recommendation system, speaks with Hugo. We'll be discussing the role data science plays in the modern telecommunications network landscape, how it helps a company that services over 140 million customers and what statistical and data scientific techniques his team uses to work with such large amounts of data. Along the way, we'll dive into the need for more transparency concerning the use of civilian data and Chris's work on the Netflix recommendation system prize.

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