Financial Technology


Blockchain Technology Is Already Improving Lives At 22 Hospitals

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Blockchain Technology-The promise of blockchain technology couldn't be greater than in the healthcare sector. A prime example is the groundbreaking deployment of blockchain technology by Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals. This medical group has more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at 180 clinics. Intermountain is using blockchain-based technology coupled with artificial intelligence to identify waste in its massive healthcare system, creating better outcomes for patients, and significant savings all around. According to Frank Ricotta, CEO of BurstIQ, the future of healthcare will be driven by data, and blockchain technology is the enabling foundational technology.


AI, cloud, blockchain and beyond: Changing the financial world individually and in tandem

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AI has been talked about since the very early days of computing and has attained mainstream use in recent years with the likes of Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. "Just as in the last 40 years, computation has enabled us to change the way we do business and create new products, AI will help us to make better decisions," Carlos Kuchovsky, chief of technology and R&D at BBVA, tells Finextra. "We are now looking at the ways in which it can help us change the way we operate and bring value." The Bank of England has recently reported that machine learning tools are in use at two thirds of UK financial firms, with the average company using it two business areas, which is expected to double in the next three years. It may be through interoperation with cloud and blockchain technology that AI's capabilities will be fully harnessed.


InsurTech Rising International INVYO Insights Europe : Media Fintech

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For this new edition 2019, the Insurtech Rising International will gather more than 450 attendees, 55 investors and 120 insurtech coming from 33 countries around the world. Insurance leaders are facing strategic and operational challenges and have to think about the new customer experience. Therefore, in terms of potential size, the European market is one of the biggest in the World. Almost 96% of traditional French insurers would like to collaborate with insurtech in the form of partnerships or "Solution-as-a-Service" (SaaS) models. In Europe, Health insurance (€0.2 trillion) continue to attract companies and it is growing strongly at 3-4%.


How artificial intelligence helps banks, fintech startups, and users - Africa Feeds

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Fintech startups and banks have always been at the forefront of tech adoption, and they've been curiously following the growth and development of AI for many years. And there's a good reason for it -- we, the consumers of their services, want to have access to cutting-edge technology while dealing with our finances, as well as making sure that the companies dealing with our savings be equipped with the best of what tech can offer. AI and ML have recently moved from the realm of futurism to the very crux of the conversation in the Fintech sector, and many aspiring businesses have started integrating it into their services. In this article, we wanted to touch on the ways various Fintech businesses and startups implement this technology in the services they provide their customers with and how it benefits their users. Let's dive right in, shall we?


Can Blockchain Really Make Big Data Better?

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A blockchain, originally blockchain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data . According to Wikipedia, "Big data is a term used to refer to data sets that are too large or complex for traditional data-processing application software to adequately deal with. Data with many cases (rows) offer greater statistical power, while data with higher complexity (more attributes or columns) may lead to a higher false discovery rate." Volume: The quantity of generated and stored data.


Most Canadians are worried AI is advancing too quickly, and they expect banks to have the answers, says study

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By Howard Solomon A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that's tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential risks. The survey of 1,200 Canadians was sponsored by TD Bank back in May, and also indicated a growing concern around biases in how the technology is developed. Additionally, sixty per cent of Canadians worry about a lack of diversity in the growing field of AI. The results don't shock Tomi Poutanen, chief AI officer for TD and co-founder of Layer 6, but he said they do signal a growing awareness of AI's transformative capabilities, and people are looking to banks to validate its adoption.


Professional Public Relations Agency for AI, blockchain, IoT, cybersecurity, AR/VR startups

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How artificial intelligence makes financial services institutions more efficient

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The financial landscape has been rapidly evolving with the rise of financial technology (fintech) companies and startups that are more agile and technologically advanced. This has led financial services institutions (FSIs) to revise their business models and evaluate how they can integrate technology into their operations. Robotic process automation (RPA) is no longer a foreign term in the financial field. Pairing RPA with artificial intelligence (AI) creates intelligent process automation (IPA) that works as a catalyst in digital transformation in FSIs. Like many other industries, the financial field is heavily reliant on documents and legacy systems.


Just launched: USAID AI in Global Health report

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Recognising the huge potential impact of AI in global health, The Rockefeller Foundation and United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Center for Innovation and Impact (CII) partnered, in close coordination with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, developed and launch today a groundbreaking new report: AI in Global Health: Defining a Collective Path Forward. In the past decade emerging technologies have been flooring the gas petal driving exponential innovation in almost all fields and industries. From blockchain and cryptocurrencies, to getting your groceries delivered by drone (UAVs) on your front lawn, to using artificial intelligence (AI) as a Swiss Army knife to'fix' everything, new technologies present significant potential to bring real and meaningful change, especially in healthcare. Technologies like AI are rapidly evolving, yet are still at an early-stage, which provides the development ecosystem the unique opportunity to take an active part in shaping the market to make sure new technologies are introduced and scaled effectively and appropriately. The report states it's important to acknowledge that AI is a means to an end for global health impact and not always the right or best solution for every health challenge.


How Can Blockchain Make Artificial Intelligence Better?

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Blockchain and artificial intelligence are both making strides in the industry. While Blockchain is revolutionizing the financial sector, artificial intelligence is advancing the industry with self-driving cars and other machine learning advancements. One of the reasons artificial intelligence is progressing at a rapid pace is the data manipulation capability offered by blockchain. Blockchain's decentralized technology can lend more transparency and security to artificial intelligence. So far blockchain has had a big impact throughout the industry.