ML and Sound Statistical Model can be used to Spam Proof, Manage Reputation(thereby Identity), of a user. The combo can help fix the existing classifieds arena.
Why Classifieds Arena?
A model where each one of us owns one of everything, is badly broken. Collaborative Consumption is the way ahead. The way AirBnB has disrupted the traditional hotel industry, a custom tailored sharing+lending+donating service poses a potential to disrupt the retail economy.
More in the talk, and expect a cool demo as well!
PS: You don’t have to be a CS grad or a PhD in Statistics, to understand the stuff I am talking about.