Joe Reisinger will talk about how Premise Data company is using crowdsourcing to bring economic indicators into the age of globalization and real-time data. Armed only with smartphones, Premise’s volunteers take pictures that can forewarn on hyperinflation, food crises and political risk.
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Joe Reisinger is an engineer and data hacker exploring the intersection of econometrics and machine learning. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from UT Austin and spent his academic career building natural language understanding systems at Google Research and IBM T.J. Watson. Prior to co-founding Premise, he was chief scientist at Metamarkets.