LinkedIn Open Sources the Brains Behind its Abuse Prevention Algorithm


LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social networking site have last week announced the open sourcing of the machine learning library named ‘Isolation Forest’, an implementation of a widely used Machine Learning algorithm, the Isolation Forest. The library is being used by LinkedIn to detect and prevent its users from online abuse.

LinkedIn’s implementation of the Isolation Forest is at its core Machine Learning, a modern used approach to writing software in which the software makes decisions instead of a human, based on learnings from data. The firm outlined the “unique challenges” it faces using Machine Learning to tackle to the

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