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AI: The Growth Enabler

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The ability to integrate multiple sources of information for business is revolutionized using Artificial Intelligence. Business strategy becomes a complex part due to the rise in competition. Using AI, we can perform certain tasks which fall beyond human efforts. A basic example of that is high-frequency stock trading. Let's look at particular areas of AI which help in revenue growth management.


The 2021 machine learning, AI, and data landscape

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Just when you thought it couldn't grow any more explosively, the data/AI landscape just did: the rapid pace of company creation, exciting new product and project launches, a deluge of VC financings, unicorn creation, IPOs, etc. It has also been a year of multiple threads and stories intertwining. One story has been the maturation of the ecosystem, with market leaders reaching large scale and ramping up their ambitions for global market domination, in particular through increasingly broad product offerings. Some of those companies, such as Snowflake, have been thriving in public markets (see our MAD Public Company Index), and a number of others (Databricks, Dataiku, DataRobot, etc.) have raised very large (or in the case of Databricks, gigantic) rounds at multi-billion valuations and are knocking on the IPO door (see our Emerging MAD company Index). But at the other end of the spectrum, this year has also seen the rapid emergence of a whole new generation of data and ML startups. Whether they were founded a few years or a few months ago, many experienced a growth spurt in the past year or so. Part of it is due to a rabid VC funding environment and part of it, more fundamentally, is due to inflection points in the market. In the past year, there's been less headline-grabbing discussion of futuristic applications of AI (self-driving vehicles, etc.), and a bit less AI hype as a result. Regardless, data and ML/AI-driven application companies have continued to thrive, particularly those focused on enterprise use trend cases. Meanwhile, a lot of the action has been happening behind the scenes on the data and ML infrastructure side, with entirely new categories (data observability, reverse ETL, metrics stores, etc.) appearing or drastically accelerating. To keep track of this evolution, this is our eighth annual landscape and "state of the union" of the data and AI ecosystem -- coauthored this year with my FirstMark colleague John Wu. (For anyone interested, here are the prior versions: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: Part I and Part II, and 2020.) For those who have remarked over the years how insanely busy the chart is, you'll love our new acronym: Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, and Data (MAD) -- this is now officially the MAD landscape! We've learned over the years that those posts are read by a broad group of people, so we have tried to provide a little bit for everyone -- a macro view that will hopefully be interesting and approachable to most, and then a slightly more granular overview of trends in data infrastructure and ML/AI for people with a deeper familiarity with the industry. Let's start with a high-level view of the market. As the number of companies in the space keeps increasing every year, the inevitable questions are: Why is this happening? How long can it keep going?


The Results are In: AI is Key to Building and Maintaining Customer Engagement

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The following post was written and/or published as a collaboration between Benzinga's in-house sponsored content team and a financial partner of Benzinga. Today's consumer companies and business-to-business (B2B) firms are finding themselves in a fast-paced, competitive race to attract and secure new clients. One approach that's increasingly gaining popularity is customer engagement. Customer engagement entails prioritizing long-term relationships with consumers and B2B clients. It's about working to develop and maintain relationships throughout multiple interactions and across various channels. The research suggests profound benefits for companies that invest in customer engagement solutions.


Stock Forecast Based On a Predictive Algorithm

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The Consumer Stocks Package is designed for investors and analysts who need predictions of the best performing stocks for the whole Consumer Industry. It includes 20 stocks with bullish and bearish signals. Package Name: Consumer Stocks Recommended Positions: Long Forecast Length: 1 Year (10/13/20 – 10/13/21) I Know First Average: 210.61% The algorithm correctly predicted 9 out of 10 the suggested trades for this 1 Year forecast. The top performing prediction from this package was GME with a return of 1459.83%.


Stock Forecast Based On a Predictive Algorithm

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This Commodities Package is designed for investors who need commodity recommendations to find the best performing commodities in the industry. Package Name: Commodities Recommended Positions: Long Forecast Length: 1 Month (9/12/21 – 10/12/21) I Know First Average: 12.32% In this 1 Month forecast for the Commodities Package, there were many high performing trades and the algorithm correctly predicted 10 out of 10 trades. The prediction with the highest return was BCOMCO1T, at 15.53%. BCOMCL2T and BCOMCL3T also performed well for this time horizon with returns of 15.17% and 14.54%, respectively. The package had an overall average return of 12.32% during the period.


"TOP READS OF THE WEEK" (for week ending 15 October)

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This week's top reads in banking, fintech, payments, cybersecurity, AI, IoT, risk management and much more In this weeks selection; Top Reads Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of higher regulatory scrutiny, low profitability JPMorgan Chase joins UN's Net-Zero Banking Alliance Why Chatbots Fail in Banking We may visit you at home, British financial watchdog warns bank staff SocGen to Cut 3,700 Jobs as Part of Domestic Retail Merger Crypto Could be in Trouble after China Declares all Crypto Transactions Illegal Two Key Digital Payments Trends in the Post-COVID World Capgemini's World Payments Report 2021 Are NFTs a Money Laundering Gold Mine? From tech tool to business asset: How banks are using B2B APIs to fuel growth Will massive outage set back Facebook's payments plans? Analysts pin Google retail bank U-turn on fears of higher regulatory scrutiny, low profitability JPMorgan Chase joins UN's Net-Zero Banking Alliance Why Chatbots Fail in Banking We may visit you at home, British financial watchdog warns bank staff SocGen to Cut 3,700 Jobs as Part of Domestic Retail Merger Crypto Could be in Trouble after China Declares all Crypto Transactions Illegal Two Key Digital Payments Trends in the Post-COVID World Capgemini's World Payments Report 2021 Are NFTs a Money Laundering Gold Mine? From tech tool to business asset: How banks are using B2B APIs to fuel growth Will massive outage set back Facebook's payments plans? JPMorgan Chase joins UN's Net-Zero Banking Alliance Are NFTs a Money Laundering Gold Mine?


Valhil Capital Underwrites First NFT Securities Offering in History - "Buen Viaje"

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Valhil NFT I, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valhil Capital, LLC, issued 9 NFTs of 10 minted NFTs in a series titled "Buen Viaje" as securities for the first time in history, through a competitive sale that occurred on October 8, 2021 at the Texas Blockchain Summit. The Offering was underwritten by Valhil Capital, LLC. The NFT securities were marketed and sold to "accredited investors" in a private transaction in reliance on, and in compliance with, an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act provided by Rule 506(c) of Regulation D under the Securities Act. The NFT securities are "restricted securities" as defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act. The original canvas painting was created live by Mr. Rolando Diaz.


Artificial Intelligence For Real-Time Crypto Fun Curtain Raiser To iBG App's Robo Advisory

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Get ready to discover a world beyond Bitcoin with iBG. For the common man, it was just Bitcoin. This was and probably still is the original cryptocurrency. It is also the most valuable cryptocurrency. But things are going to change, or should we say that they have already? The whole asset class of virtual currencies is in for a flip.


La veille de la cybersécurité

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Every year, Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth publish a report on "The State of AI" that examines cutting-edge research, how A.I. is being applied now, and the politics and regulation of the technology. Benaich, who is the principal in the early-stage investment fund Air Street Capital, and Hogarth, a prominent London angel investor, bring a broad perspective to the yearly status check, which is out today. I asked them what they saw as the year's most important developments. Here's some of what they highlighted: Organizations are starting to trust A.I. to run critical operations, not just trim costs or improve sales at the margin. As an example, Benaich points to Ocado, the British online grocery that also sells its technology to other grocers globally, including Kroger in the U.S. Its A.I. software is so good at forecasting demand for 55,000 items that it can be trusted to automatically make decisions on stock replenishment in 98% of cases.


The state of AI in 2021: Machine learning in production, MLOps and data-centric AI

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It's that time of year again: Reports on the state of AI for 2021 are out. A few days back, it was the Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and Data report by Matt Turck, that ZDNet Big on Data colleague Tony Baer covered. After releasing what probably was the most comprehensive report on the State of AI in 2020, Air Street Capital and RAAIS founder Nathan Benaich and AI angel investor and UCL IIPP visiting professor Ian Hogarth are back for more. In what is becoming a valued yearly tradition, we caught up with Benaich and Hogarth to discuss topics that stood out for us in the report. First off, there is overlap with the topics that Turck covered and Baer reported on, and for good reason.