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Regulators use Silicon Valley's AI to catch rogue traders - FT.com

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Trader Navinder Singh Sarao, who is resisting market manipulation charges, at Westminster Magistrates' Court In Robert Harris's 2011 novel The Fear Index a secretive hedge fund builds a computer capable of making its own trading decisions. Gobbling up information, the machine starts to confuse its human creators by building huge stakes and making a handsome profit from a market panic. As they assess the outcome, one of the protagonists notes: "The beauty of it is that it was but 0.4 per cent of total market volatility. No one will ever notice, except us." As markets increasingly rely on computer algorithms, reality is imitating fiction: artificial intelligence is becoming a bigger part of investing and it is also helping regulators ensure that traders do not get away with bad behaviour.


How To Replicate Silicon Valley's Mystique

Forbes - Tech

Try as they might, I don't think other localities have replicated it yet, and they might never do so. However, many of these same factors can be part of a singular company or localized industry. In the Valley, we thrive on doing, and every vector of activity is based on doing things big. A good starting point for us is a million customers or users. Wanting to change the world is considered normal.



Showcase TV : Japanese Tech Company Collaborates with Silicon Valley-Based Start-Up 4-Traders

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The Effect of the Business Alliance Showcase-Tv will meet its clients' needs for the prevention of abuse by hackers, big data analysis utilizing AI, increasing sales and improving customer satisfaction by utilizing Adatos technology. Showcase-TV will also utilize the Adatos technology to further develop its product "ZUNOH" (a data marketing platform which was built based on accumulated conversion and users' behavior data that aims to maximize conversion rates for clients). Showcase-Tv will also continue the R&D of high value "OMOTENASHI" services (the deeply rooted Japanese concept of offering the best service by anticipating customer needs and giving more than expected) by adopting leading-edge AI technology.


The troubling surveillance state of Jeremy Piven's tech visionary in 'Wisdom of the Crowd'

Los Angeles Times

If there's a show this side of "Man With a Plan" that can give you pause right from its title, it's its CBS network-mate "Wisdom of the Crowd." This tech drama imagines the potential in a world that crowdsources its way to solving crimes, though a memorable rejoinder often attributed to pop cultural darling Alexander Hamilton -- "The masses are asses" -- leaps to mind, especially in an era of YouTube comments. Leading this charge to disrupt the criminal justice system with mob rule is Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven), a grief-stricken, Steve Jobs-ian Silicon Valley honcho who abandons his colossally lucrative company and the fame it provides (his resignation is carried live on TV) to launch a crime-solving app called Sophe. The previous year, Tanner's daughter was murdered, and though someone was convicted of the crime, he's convinced it wasn't the right man. Thus, a platform for the populace to solve crimes via smartphone is born.