How Morningstar is using machine-learning race cars from Amazon to train employees

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Pop into Morningstar's Chicago headquarters and you might see something unexpected: A group of employees cheering on what appears to be a remote-controlled toy car racing around a track. Morningstar, one of the world's biggest investment-research companies, is turning to machine-learning-guided cars to learn about ways to better pull and analyze data. Amazon Web Services has been using the DeepRacer cars to introduce clients on its public-cloud services to machine-learning technology. Wall Street firms, meanwhile, are talking more about wading into the public cloud and uses for artificial intelligence. James Rhodes, Morningstar's chief technology officer, said he was introduced to the AWS DeepRacer when employees asked if they could spend their training stipends on the cars.


Author Jerry Kaplan talks Artificial Intelligence with Gigaom

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Jerry Kaplan is widely known as an Artificial Intelligence expert, technical innovator, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He is currently a Fellow at The Center for Legal Informatics at Stanford University and a visiting lecturer in the computer science department, where he teaches social and economic impact of Artificial Intelligence. Kaplan founded several technology companies over his 35-year career, two of which became public companies. As an inventor and entrepreneur, he was a key contributor to the creation of numerous familiar technologies including tablet computers, smart phones, online auctions, and social computer games. Kaplan is the author of three books: the best-selling classic Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure; Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (2015); and Artificial Intelligence: What Everyone Needs to Know (2016). In 1998, Kaplan received the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Northern California. He has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, among others. He received a BA degree from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Jerry will be speaking at the Gigaom AI Now in San Francisco, February 15-16th.


Investorideas.com - #AI News: Market research disruptor Remesh announces $2.25 million seed round

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Newswire) Remesh, a software company that is reinventing market research through artificial intelligence (AI), today announced the closing of its $2.25 million seed investment round that brings its total funding to $3.85 million. The round is led by LionBird Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early stage digital health and business services companies with offices in Tel Aviv and Chicago. The round also includes Reimagine Holdings Group, a holding company focused on growing consumer insights and marketing services companies, as well as individual investors, representing a mix of new and returning investors. "We believe that Remesh has shown real potential to change the way brands, consultants and agencies listen to feedback from their audiences," said Ed Michael, Managing Partner at LionBird Ventures. "Remesh has recognized a way to solve for a number of inefficiencies in market research using artificial intelligence.


Team Lead, Credit Risk Analytics - IoT BigData Jobs

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Northern Trust is looking for a team lead for the Corporate and Institutional (C&I) credit risk modeling team who will have responsibility for modeling activities across C&I stress testing needs for CCAR. The role will cover Northern Trust's analytics activities supporting capital adequacy including model development, model execution, model maintenance, model monitoring and outcomes analysis. For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.


Team Lead, Credit Risk Analytics - IoT BigData Jobs

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Northern Trust is looking for a team lead for the Corporate and Institutional (C&I) credit risk modeling team who will have responsibility for modeling activities across C&I stress testing needs for CCAR. The role will cover Northern Trust's analytics activities supporting capital adequacy including model development, model execution, model maintenance, model monitoring and outcomes analysis. For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 16,500 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients – from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.