How machine learning changes fraud detection – with Jason Tan of Sift Science

SUMMARY: Sift Science CEO Jason Tan’s early career setbacks altered his outlook. In our Q/A, he shares how he came to “embrace the weird,” – and why he believes machine learning can change fraud detection. When he was in college, Jason Tan thought he was headed to Google or Amazon. Early career setbacks were the push Tan needed to embrace the startup life. He’s now the co-founder and CEO of Sift Science, a growing fraud detection startup grounded in machine learning. Recently, I talked with Tan about how career adversity led him to “embrace the weird,” and how being unapologetically different became a core part of Sift Science’s approach. We also talked about the art of fraud detection, and why machine learning opens up new ways for customers to guard…


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