Toronto man shares $1-million prize for real estate price predictions.

Original article via Globe and Mail. Click here to read.

A Toronto data scientist is sharing a million-dollar prize won in the obscure world of competitive machine-learning derbies, in this case the task was to help online real estate listings service Zillow Group make a more accurate “Zestimate” to predict the sales price of a home.

Zillow’s Stan Humphries, chief analytics officer and creator of the Zestimate, presented an oversized novelty cheque in Toronto to Nima Shahbazi, a graduate of Iran’s Sharif University of Technology who holds a PhD in computer science from York University.

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