Leveraging your data to make better decisions is something every business wants to do, but doing it correctly involves weeks or months of work from highly skilled, hard to find individuals. However, many of the laborious steps a machine learning specialist follows in creating a custom application can be automated with enough compute power and flexibility. By leveraging Spark to do machine learning at scale, Salesforce Einstein has created a system that lets individuals with domain knowledge, but no machine learning expertise, create high quality, high impact machine learning applications.
Leah McGuire is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Salesforce Einstein, building platforms to enable the integration of machine learning into Salesforce products. Before joining Salesforce, Leah was a Senior Data Scientist on the data products team at LinkedIn working on personalization, entity resolution, and relevance for a variety of LinkedIn data products. She completed a PhD and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco, and at University of California, Berkeley, where she studied the neural encoding and integration of sensory signals.