Airbnb utilizes machine learning to personalize search rankings for guests and to optimize pricing for hosts.
Airbnb’s democratized innovation marketplace and external communities of hosts and guests has helped it to direct its product strategy over its 10-year history. In this piece, the author explores how the tech unicorn has utilized its distributed knowledge to develop a platform designed to withstand competitive pressures and sustainably grow its business.
Overview of Airbnb's strong implementation of machine learning: search engine, optimized pricing, photo-categorization and more
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Getaround utilizes advances in technology to connect car owners with people looking to rent vehicles.
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