#39 Data Science at Stitch Fix

Hugo speaks with Eric Colson, Chief Algorithms Officer at Stitch Fix, an online personal styling service reinventing the shopping experience by delivering one-to-one personalization to their clients through the combination of data science and human judgment. Eric is responsible for the creation of dozens of algorithms at Stitch Fix that are pervasive to nearly every function of the company, from merchandise, inventory, and marketing to forecasting and demand, operations, and the styling recommender system. Join for all of this and more. Links from the show FROM THE INTERVIEW Stitch Fix Algorithm Tour Warehouse Maps, Movie Recommendation, Structural Biology Advice for Data Scientists on where to work More Human Humans: how our work-life can be improved by ceding tasks to machines. Learning from Textual Feedback (natural Language processing) Deep Style: Teaching machines about style from images Hybrid Designs You Can’t Make this stuff up … or can you? The Blissful Ignorance of the Narrative Fallacy FROM THE SEGMENTS Blog Post of the Week (with Emily Robinson) Doing Good Data Science by Mike Loukides, Hilary Mason and DJ Patil Original music and sounds by The Sticks.

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