Banking & Finance



NAB workers latest to fall as automation transforms the economy

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Six-thousand retrenched National Australia Bank (NAB) employees start leaving from this week, largely from the bank's Melbourne head office, as software takes over increasingly complex tasks. The cuts -- one in every five members of NAB's workforce -- were announced in November, the same day the ba...






Bitcoin Creeps through $11,000 - Cryptics

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Bitcoin rate rushed to new highs and rose above $11,000 this Monday. The rate has slightly adjusted, but analysts are optimistic about the prospects for growth of the first cryptocurrency. Bitcoin moved to growth after crashing to a minimum on February 6 to less than $6 thousand. The average weight...


Machine Learning in Africa – Hacker Noon

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Earlier this month, I shared the Meeshkan Machine Learning service with a friend from Côte d'Ivoire and his immediate reaction was "you have to get the word out in Africa." I'm a big believer in enthusiasm, and he was genuinely enthusiastic, so we gave it a shot. We initially ran a small advertising...


Daily Review: How Alibaba Uses AI to Its Advantage

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Ant Financial found through data analysis that young women who like tight jeans have their phone screens replaced more frequently. It then launched "screen insurance" targeting the demographic, China Daily Reports. And that is just one of the fascinating examples of how the combination of human and ...