Banking & Finance


Konstantinos Sgantzos - Artificial Intelligence on the Bitcoin Blockchain - Bitstocks Podcast Ep. 18

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The pair dive into Bitcoin's biological connection, Turing Completeness, and the Bitcoin blockchain's capacity to host Cellular Automatons. "Right now, the holy grail of science is to construct a generic form of AI." Could Bitcoin be the key piece of the puzzle? Having started out as a hacker, Sgantzos boasts qualifications in Computer Science, Theoretical Physics, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics. Quick Reference: (43:10 minutes total) 00:31 - "It all started in 1984," Konstantinos introduces himself.


Machine-Learning Hedge Fund Voleon Group Returns 7% in 2019

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Voleon Group, one of the best known machine-learning hedge funds, returned 7% last year in its flagship strategy after drawing inflows on the back of a stellar performance in 2018. The Berkeley, California-based firm now oversees $6.5 billion overall compared with $5.1 billion in mid-2019, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Voleon's Investors Fund gained 14% in 2018, when many of its competitors were hit by the global market tumult that saw the S&P 500 Index drop 6.2%. The group is one of the few systematic players to have built a reputation on strategies run exclusively by artificial intelligence. While proponents say machine-learning can detect multifaceted links between economic forces and security prices, most quants are still struggling to apply the technology to complex financial markets.


How artificial intelligence and machine learning produced robots we can talk to

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You've likely talked to a robot already without even knowing it. And you might have even heard the term "chatbot" in the news. But what is a chatbot? Essentially, a chatbot is just a robot chat that imitates human conversations through voice commands, text chats, or both. It's a virtual conversation in which one party is an online talking robot.


AI acquisitions hit record numbers in 2019 as consolidation wave grows

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When SAP veteran Bill McDermott took over the CEO spot at digital workflow company ServiceNow in October, his mandate focused on growth. "Should we choose to do'tuck-ins' to compliment what our customers need, to get us somewhere faster, we'll do that very carefully," he told CNBC. ServiceNow kicked off 2020 with one such "tuck-in": the acquisition of Israeli company Loom Systems, an AIOps company that uses artificial intelligence to give enterprise users insights into digital operations and fix IT issues. The acquisition symbolizes a bigger trend in enterprise technology: Acquiring AI startups enables technology vendors to capitalize, enhance or expand their capabilities while bringing scarce talent aboard. Last year, consolidation in the AI market hit record numbers.


Risk & Regulation Rundown podcast series

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How are artificial intelligence and machine learning transforming the way financial services firms do business, and how can firms ensure they're meeting regulatory expectations? Host Sarah Isted and PwC guests Leigh Bates and George Povall discuss these questions and many more, as we look at how the industry is set to evolve in the coming years.


Iguazio Raises $24 Million to Growth and Global Its Data Science Platform

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Iguazio, the data science platform for real time machine learning applications, announced that it has raised $24M of funding. The round was led by INCapital Ventures, with participation from existing and new investors, including Pitango, Verizon Ventures, Magma Venture Partners, Samsung SDS, Kensington Capital Partners, Plaza Ventures and Silverton Capital Ventures. The funds will be used by Iguazio to accelerate its growth and expand the reach of its data science platform to new global markets. The demand for AI applications is on the rise. According to Gartner, AI augmentation alone will create $2.9 trillion of business value in 2021.


New York Institute of Finance and Google Cloud launch a Machine Learning for Trading Specialisation on Coursera

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The New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) and Google Cloud have launched a new Machine Learning for Trading Specialisation available exclusively on the Coursera platform. The Specialisation helps learners leverage the latest AI and machine learning techniques for financial trading. Amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution, nearly 80 per cent of financial institutions cite machine learning as a core component of business strategy and 75 per cent of financial services firms report investing significantly in machine learning. The Machine Learning for Trading Specialisation equips professionals with key technical skills increasingly needed in the financial industry today. Composed of three courses in financial trading, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, the Specialisation features a blend of theoretical and applied learning.


Investment In Skills Is Key For Success In The Age Of AI - The Adecco Group

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New research from the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020 confirms that to succeed in the age of AI, more investment is needed in skills development and lifelong learning. While the emerging markets lag far behind the talent-rich nations, the gap can be bridged with the right set of policies. The currency of the AI-driven economy is talent. But while it is true that talent is high in demand, it is also short in supply. This especially rings true for the economies that fail to attract and build their own talented workforces.


How to invest in artificial intelligence

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The first big investment wave in tech was the personal computer. Then came software, the internet, smartphones, social media and cloud computing. The next big thing is artificial intelligence, or AI, professional stock pickers say. AI is the science-fiction-like technology in which computers are programmed to think and perform the tasks ordinarily done by humans. The size of the global AI market is expected to grow to $202.6 billion by 2026, up from $20.7 billion in 2018, according to Fortune Business Insights.


How AR, AI & Blockchain Technologies are Impacting Web Development? Explaining with Use Cases

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The world of web development no longer remains the same thanks to an array of era-defining technologies that shaped the modern web design and website features. Among all these new technologies that continue to shape the web experience and future of web development more than ever before, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Blockchain decentralised database technology come at the forefront. Here we are going to explain the role of these three technologies that every web and mobile app development service should consider seriously. Artificial intelligence (AI) no remains to be a futuristic technology straight from a sci-fi book. It is already a massive reality having a potential market size of $153 billion predicted for the successive years to come.