Daniel Enskat

Daniel has written over a dozen books on the global asset management industry and has lectured at universities around the world alongside speakers such as Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Mark Mobius, ex-Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, Professor KC Chan and former Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder. He is widely sought after for presentations, discussions and his perspective on the global asset management industry, and in the last two decades has advised hundreds of investment management CEOs on strategy and global expansion.

Daniel Enskat

Apple Names Head of AI and ML to Executive Team

How important is AI? Apple Senior Vice President, Machine Learning and AI Strategy, John Giannandrea (brought in from Google earlier this year), was just promoted to the executive team, reporting directly to Tim Cook. “Machine learning and AI are important to Apple’s future as they are fundamentally changing the way people interact with technology, and already …

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The SEC and Artificial Intelligence: The AI Czar & Hub for Innovation & FinTech

While US government budgets have been tighter, the one area of dramatic expansion for the SEC has been around data science, technology and AI. In just a few years the commission has developed a strong tech and AI expertise. In June of 2018, the SEC made Valerie Szczepanik Associate Director of the Division of Corporation Finance …

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Morgan Stanley hires AI/Digital Execs, announces AI/tech partnerships for FAs

Since Jim Gorman became CEO of Morgan Stanley, his key initiative has been around technology, and, more recently, artificial intelligence, spending $4 billion on trading/fixed income, financial advisory, wealth management, et al. 2018 has been a breakthrough year on various fronts: – In June 2018, Morgan Stanley hired Michael Kearns as Head of AI, an …

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WeWork hires AI scientist from Amazon/FB/Google and creates an AI desk

This summer, WeWork, the Israeli/NY $20B+ startup created in 2010, this summer brought in a Senior Research Scientist from Amazon, Facebook and Google as their VP of Engineering and Distinguised Scientist as they are pushing towards an IoT future for office space. Working with Amazon Alexa AI, the company started with AI desks in some …

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It’s A Bright Future, If You’re An Algorithm / The Art of Computer Programming

A great in-depth read in the NYT on Donald Ervin Knuth, “the Yoda of Silicon Valley”, as he celebrates his 80th birthday. His bible of tech, “the Art of Computer Programming”, also known as TAOCP, as in Tao, for now consists of four volumes, each ranging from 750 to 1000 pages. Bill Gates famously wrote …

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Facebook is open-sourcing PyText for faster NLP development

Facebook AI Research is open-sourcing PyText, a modeling framework that blurs the boundaries between experimentation and large-scale deployment (built on PyTorch, its open source deep learning framework). FB wants to make to make it easier to build and deploy NLP systems for developers, according to a blog post by Ahmed Aly Hegazy and Christopher Dewan …

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BlackRock to Partner with Microsoft on Digital/Retirement; with Acorns on Next Gen Investors

We use technology to think beyond what’s possible …. is how BlackRock, the largest investment manager in the world with $6.4 trillion in AUM, welcomes visitors to it’s homepage. This week BlackRock and Microsoft announced a partnership to create a retirement solution investment platform with digital financial planning tools, alongside a new generation of BlackRock …

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NeurIPS 2018: The ComiCon of AI… Themes, Sponsors, New AI Breakthroughs

The Neural Processing Information Systems conference is the Woodstock of artificial intelligence. Currently in its 32nd year, the conference sold out in less than 10 minutes… better than most rock stars for Madison Square Garden. In short, NIPS is a big deal. Well, it‘s not NIPS anymore, now that the organizers changed it to NeurIPS …

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AI Index 2018: Europe – China – United States; AI Outpaces CS

The 94-page AI Index 2018 tries to be a comprehensive resource of data & analysis for professionals and the general public to learn about artificial intelligence. Its steering committee includes top names from Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, SRI International, Open AI, and Partnership on AI. Some of the highlights for 2018 are below: – Artificial …

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China vs US Artificial Intelligence: Business Model Comparisons

We keep writing about Tencent, Didi, SenseTime and other AI tech firms in China… Kai-Fu Lee in his new AI book makes some fascinating business model comparisons… US vs China AI:  A) Yelp stayed with its app, while Dianping in China 5 years ago spent heavily to hire and manage an army of scooter-riders to …

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