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Katherine Bailey is a data science manager at Shopify, focused on the Shopify Plus product.


Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Katherine’s background is in software engineering and data science, with over a decade in the technology industry, primarily in Canada, the US and Australia.


Prior to joining Shopify, she was the Natural Language Processing lead within Accenture Australia's AI and Automation Engineering group and before that Principal Data Scientist at Acquia, a Boston-based Software-as-a-Service company, where she spearheaded the company’s Machine Learning initiative.


She speaks and writes regularly on the topic of AI, dispelling the myths and removing the confusion around it, teasing apart the real from the imaginary implications of these technologies, both practical and ethical.