Cowboys vs. Scientists (DJ Rich) - KNN Ep. 120
DJ Rich is an educational content creator on YouTube who covers Machine Learning relating topics, from Reinforcement Learning to Information Theory. As a Data Scientist at Lyft, he's successfully pushed for Causal Forecasting as the best mechanism for company-wide planning. He would argue it's the only valid data-driven approach to planning. His graduate education is formally in financial engineering, which he's used as a quant within the hedge fund industry. In this episode, we dive into his experience with financial engineering, how he transitioned to his work at Lyft, and how he believes reinforcement learning will be the future of the field.