eBay Search Is a Testing Ground for Data Scientists

eBay is using technology to try and figure out what shoppers want, and it is reordering search results pages as it attempts to strike a balance between relevance and great deals, auctions and Buy It Now, and individual sellers and large retailers, according to eBay Technical Fellow David Goldberg. In a post on its corporate blog on Monday, eBay explained how it uses machine learning technology to drive innovative new approaches to search experiences. But while that may sound good to the rest of the world, sellers may be wary of marketplaces that tinker with search, which is key to getting exposure to shoppers. Even before eBay started touting its skills in artificial intelligence and machine learning, sellers were concerned over eBay’s use of an algorithm to influence which listingsā€¦


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