Hugo Liu

Chief Scientist
Artsy

Hugo Liu, Ph.D. is the founder of Artadvisor.
Hugo is a pioneer in cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence and consumer taste prediction. As the Chief Scientist of hunch.com, he helped create a breakthrough app that learns about you and predicts what you'd like. Following Hunch's acquisition by ebay, Hugo joined as Principal Scientist, helping ebay leverage its massive behavioral datasets to generate insights and predictions about its 100,000+ brands.
His work spans a diverse range of subjects. For example, he wrote an AI program called The Synesthetic Cookbook that lets users browse recipes by emotions and create recipes by imagination, earning an inclusion in The New York Times Magazine's Year In Ideas and a chef profile in the Los Angeles Times. He collaborated with a Scotch blender to create personalized single-bottle whiskey blends that evoke childhood memories. He worked with a fashion predictives firm to forecast color and textile trends using data mining.

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