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Optimizing Discount Price for Perishable Products with Thompson Sampling using Spark

For retailers, stocking perishable products is a risky business. If a product doesn’t sell completely by the expiry date, then the remaining inventory has to be discarded and loss be taken for those items. Retailers will do whatever is necessary … Continue reading

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Bandits Know the Best Product Price

In an earlier post, I did a survey of a class of reinforcement learning  algorithms, known as Multi Arm Bandit(MAB) . Essentially, these algorithms make decisions and learn from rewards received from the environment. You can also think of them as … Continue reading

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