ACM India Industry Webinar on 1 September 2023 at 6:00 pm IST
ACM India Industry Webinar on 1 September 2023 at 6:00pm IST
with Debdoot Mukherjee
“Democratising e-Commerce with Responsible AI Powering Marketplaces”
In this session of the webinar series, we focus on an exciting and current topic on the role of responsible AI in democratising e-Commerce by powering marketplaces.
The talk presents an overview of how AI can effectively power different pillars of an e-commerce platform to boost inclusivity and accessibility for users as well as sellers.
Register now for the next session of ACM India Industry Webinar series, “Democratising e-Commerce with Responsible AI Powering Marketplaces” to be presented on Friday, 1 September 2023 at 6:00 pm IST by Debdoot Mukherjee, Chief Data Scientist, Head of AI and Demand Engineering at Meesho, India.
The host for this session will be Dr. Rajeev Shorey, IIT Delhi.
Title: Democratising e-Commerce with Responsible AI Powering Marketplaces
Despite the rapid growth and penetration of e-Commerce platforms in the last decade, there are still significant masses that do not find these accessible. Furthermore, there are inherent barriers to entry and deterrents for small businesses in operating successfully on such platforms. This talk presents an overview of how AI can effectively power different pillars of an e-commerce platform to boost inclusivity and accessibility for users as well as sellers. Also, we do a deep dive on how design of recommendation and ranking systems on online platforms invariably leads to an unfair distribution of exposure to the sellers, which is continually aggravated over time leading to strong Matthew effects on the supply side. We discuss the importance of balancing the goals of users and sellers in recommender systems in order to ensure long term health of online platforms.
Debdoot is Chief Data Scientist, Head of AI and Demand Engineering at Meesho. He leads the AI team that enables every pillar of the e-commerce marketplace to be smarter and more efficient. At Meesho, AI/ML helps increase demand by recommending the right products to every user at every touch point, empowers suppliers to effectively catalogue and price products, and optimizes the supply chain to improve fulfilment efficiency. Debdoot has over 15 years of experience in building innovative AI products in social, mobile and e-commerce domains. Prior to Meesho, Debdoot was VP & Head of AI at ShareChat & Moj, where he led teams in the areas of recommender systems, multimodal learning and camera tech. Before that, he set up the AI team at Hike Messenger that developed novel methods for conversation modeling in Indic languages, massive scale social graph mining etc. Previously, he led ML efforts at Myntra for applications such as personalized search, product discovery, marketing and merchandising intelligence. Debdoot started his career in the domains of enterprise search and information extraction at IBM Research. Debdoot is a gold medallist from IIT Delhi from where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering.
Host: Dr. Rajeev Shorey, IIT Delhi