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

Google invests in Tokyo-based AI/ML PaaS solutions provider

Tokyo-based AI/ML startup ABEJA today announced a strategic investment from Google (series C extension). Google and ABEJA will collaborate on AI/ML solutions across various sectors, including ABEJA’s core service, the ABEJA platform. The platform is delivered as PaaS and leverages ML technology in data gathering, annotation, learning, deployment, inference and relearning in a variety of …

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Tech-focused Real Estate startup hires Microsoft AI head as CTO

Compass, a tech-focused real estate platform, just hired Microsoft’s chief tech and artificial intelligence leader Joseph Sirosh as new CTO, reporting into its COO. Sirosh will lead the engineering team to develop new AI-powered products for the entire real estate ecosystem and the 7000+ Compass agents.  Compass is a unique beast: it was founded in …

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MasterCard jumpstarts AI Express with Brighterion Smart Agent Tech

MasterCard last summer bought Brighterion for an undisclosed sum to help accelerate its Artificial Intelligence capabilities, adding the San Francisco headquartered firm’s Smart Agent technology to its advanced AI suite of security products. Ajay Bhalla, president of enterprise risk and security for MasterCard sees “unprecedented use of artificial intelligence … to fully realize the promise …

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Robots are Hiring - WSJ’s Moving Upstream

Robots are Hiring

https://lnkd.in/eRUFTVm Robots are Hiring… WSJ’s Moving Upstream video of sci-if that’s already reality (used by Unilever, Hilton, et al). HireVue and its AI use of micro-expressions and tone of voice to assess, analyze and hire applicants, DeepSense assessing personality traits via social media analysis… questions remain around the law, regulations, ethics and more, and whether …

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Amazon AWS re:Invent conference highlights

Amazon AWS re:Invent conference highlights: a managed blockchain offering; Amazon Quantum Ledger Database; AWS optimized TensorFlow, AWS Lake Formation (data lakes, that is); Inferential/Elastic Inference; AWS Ground Station, Control Tower, Security Hub; AWS Marketplace for ML and AI… … and here is the curriculum used to train Amazon’s developers and data scientists: https://lnkd.in/eTmPQ55 30+ digital …

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500 million customers’ data exposed

500 million customers’ data exposed, including passport numbers, travel details, and other sensitive data – not a good day for Marriott/Starwood. Given the data hasn’t appeared on the dark web, government intelligence gathering is the most likely guess. Other than the obvious concerns, the length of the breach (starting in 2014 and up until now) …

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GM President Dan Ammann will take over Cruise

GM President Dan Ammann will take over Cruise

GM President Dan Ammann (a former Morgan Stanley investment banker), will take over Cruise, the carmaker’s self-driving vehicle startup… (also see my recent post on Qualcomm Ventures and its Cruise early stage investment). Current CEO and co-founder Kyle Vogt (33) will become CTO. https://getcruise.com A couple of AI related notes: 1. GM bought Cruise two …

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The Bureau of Industry and Security reviews controls for emerging technology

The Bureau of Industry and Security within the US commerce department is reviewing the controls for certain emerging technologies, especially AI, to see whether and how tech firms can or cannot export and sell their technologies abroad (an interesting angle to the US/China trade and cybersecurity issues and the meeting between Donald Trump and Xi …

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