The Machine Learning Podcast

How Shopify Built A Machine Learning Platform That Encourages Experimentation

February 2nd, 2023  •  1 hr 6 mins  •  Download (40.6 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Shopify uses machine learning to power multiple features in their platform. In order to reduce the amount of effort required to develop and deploy models they have invested in building an opinionated platform for their engineers. They have gone through multiple iterations of the platform and their most recent version is called Merlin. In this episode Isaac Vidas shares the use cases that they are optimizing for, how it integrates into the rest of their data platform, and how they have designed it to let machine learning engineers experiment freely and safely.