Arseniy Ovsianykov, Head of the R&D department at Idealogic, recently met with us to share his insights about implementing the latest AI tools into the company’s projects. Enjoying the experiments with various technologies, Arseniy told us how machine learning and AI might help to boost digital businesses.
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Editor: Lately, we have been dealing with generative neural networks more frequently, raising many discussions and conflicting opinions. Some fear these technologies might displace professionals, particularly developers, leading to job losses. What is your opinion on this matter?
Head of Department: As with almost every advanced technology, generative neural networks have become a subject of heated debates and concerns. However, we see AI not as a threat but as a tool that can become a valuable assistant for professionals across various fields. That’s why we think that instead of fearing potential negative consequences, we should focus on learning how to use machine learning and AI to the highest possible extent to benefit digital businesses, improve their efficiency, and open up new opportunities.
Editor: That sounds promising. We would like to discover more about how machine learning can optimize processes in various business spheres and help company owners become more competitive. Can you share your experience with us?
Head of Department: Machine learning really helps to optimize various business aspects. Interestingly, sometimes even simple machine learning algorithms can significantly improve the results. To demonstrate this, we would like to discuss several cases we have successfully implemented for our clients across retail, e-commerce, and tourism. These examples will show how machine learning can adapt to specific business needs and create value for companies of any size and direction.
One of our clients, a large retailer, wanted to determine optimal product prices to maximize profit while satisfying customers’ needs. To solve this issue, we developed an innovative system using linear regression methods. This approach allowed us to analyze historical sales data, considering seasonality, demand, and competition. Based on this analysis, our system predicted optimal prices for different products, ultimately leading to a significant increase in our client’s profits and improved market position.
Editor: That’s an unusual way to use linear regression for price optimization! Can you share examples from other industries you’ve employed deep learning to address a client’s issue?
Head of Department: Of course, I am glad to. As I mentioned, we’ve solved the issues for various industries, including online stores.
The owner of an online store encountered a problem with low conversion rates, negatively impacting their sales and revenue. To improve the situation, we used the k-nearest neighbors algorithm to create an intelligent product recommendation system. This system analyzed user behavior on the site, considering their previous purchases, interests, and product page views. Based on this data, the system generated personalized product recommendations for each user.
The results exceeded all expectations: after implementing the k-nearest neighbors-based recommendation system, the conversion rate in our client’s online store increased significantly. Moreover, customers were so satisfied with the relevant product offers that they repeated purchases. Therefore, through machine learning, we boosted our client’s business efficiency and strengthened their reputation in the market.
Editor: Well done. You also mentioned the tourism business. Can you share what kind of data-driven solutions you provided for the travel industry and how you implemented them?
Head of Department: Here is the deal.
A company in the tourism industry approached us intending to optimize the work of their operators handling customer inquiries. They wanted to increase operator efficiency to improve customer satisfaction. To achieve these objectives, we developed an intelligent system based on decision tree algorithms.
The system automatically analyzed customer inquiries and assigned them to operators based on their specialization, experience, and current workload. As a result, each operator received inquiries that matched their skills and knowledge, enabling them to process requests more accurately and quickly.
As the company noted, this decision tree-based system boosted operator productivity, reduced customer waiting time, and improved satisfaction with the company’s services. By implementing this system, the business established its position in the tourism services market and increased revenue.
Editor: Good job. Your clients must have been pleased. What aspect of your performance did they find most surprising?
Head of Department: Thank you, we appreciate it! Leaving aside the solved issues, our clients were happy that we helped them to discover new opportunities and reconsider their approach to business. They were surprised by how the simplest machine learning algorithms could impact their business, improve key performance indicators, and increase competitiveness.
Additionally, clients appreciated the transparency and openness of our approach. Instead of gatekeeping, we strive to communicate the fundamental principles and algorithms so they can better understand how data-driven solutions work and how this affects their business. Our approach ensures they are making informed decisions based on quality analysis.
Perhaps the most promising aspect for our clients was that implementing machine learning and AI opens doors for innovation and creativity. When business processes become more efficient, teams have more time and resources to develop new products, services, and strategies that can elevate their business to new heights.
Editor: Finally, what exactly would you like to say to our readers — digital businesses and startup founders looking for developers specializing in machine learning?
Head of Department: At Idealogic, we believe that machine learning and AI are forces that can radically transform your business for the better. We want to tell all digital business owners and startup founders not to fear innovation and to embrace the use of data for improving their products and services.
Our team is ready to help you with any case, no matter how complex or intricate it may seem. We strive to develop tailored solutions that meet your business needs and help you reach new heights.
Remember that machine learning and AI implementation allow you to stand out among competitors, make your company more attractive for investments and partnerships, and provide your customers with unparalleled service.
With Idealogic, you may build a foundation for long-term growth and prosperity for your business. We would be delighted to become your partner and work together to bring your boldest ideas to life!
Editor: Thank you for such an insightful and helpful interview! I wish you and your team success in your future projects!
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