Automation

Autonomous Research Sees 22% Cost Reduction in Financial Services by 2030 through AI, Totaling $1 Trillion

Autonomous Research’s London-based NEXT unit, which focused on FinTech and the future of finance, predicts cost savings of 22% for financial services firms globally by 2030, totaling $1 trillion. The graphs above show a breakdown across banking, investment management and insurance, as well as front-, middle- and back-office. AR calls the outcome of AI applied …

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BlackRock Lab for AI Focuses on a Stock-Lending Platform, Alt Data Sets and Automating Boring Tasks

BlackRock‘s Chief Engineer and Head of the Aladdin Product Group (APG), Jody Kochansky, in a blog last spring wrote about „the promise of AI and what it means to BlackRock.“ His topics included how the firm already is using AI today, such as superior insights following the explosion of unstructured data, AI‘s ability to enhance …

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AI Asset Management Studies – An Overview of Recent Research and Surveys from McKinsey, Accenture, Brookings, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Oliver Wyman, Casey Quirk, Roubini, and others

Most of the bigger accounting, consulting, advisory and research houses have started to focus their attention on how AI, ML, big data and predictive analytics are changing investment management, for productivity, automation, distribution, and investing. Here are few of the good recent ones for you to review: McKinsey: Advanced analytics in asset management: Beyond the …

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Credit Suisse Data Science Team Leaves to Set up AI Shop, sees Google and Alibaba as the New Competition

About a year and a half ago, Jonathan Wilmot, Credit Suisse’s Chief Global Strategist and Head of Macro Research after over 30 years with the firm, took the data science department and started his own AI investment boutique, WilmotML – as in Machine Learning. Aric Whitewood, CS’s Head of Data Science for seven years, left …

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Foot Locker’s Pivot to Data Science and AI

When a traditional shoe-retailer like Foot Locker creates data-science teams and completely revamps its corporate culture and process around their (young-ish) client base, with initiatives executed across product, user X, design and engineering by the Chief Information and Customer Connectivity Officer, it becomes clear how much AI is changing even the most “sleepy” industries. A …

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White House Launches “AI.gov”, with Financial Services Regulatory Focus

The White House this week launched AI.gov as “Artificial Intelligence for the American People”, with five pillars: Executive Order on AI AI for American Innovation AI for American Industry AI for the American Worker AI with American Values US President Trump last month signed the executive order on “maintaining American leadership in AI” which you …

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Stanford launches Human-Centered AI Institute: Human – Augment – Intellect

Today Stanford is launching the Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), for interdisciplinary research including academia, regulators and industry on future and emerging tech. It will be called Stanford HAI – high indeed. The two directors are academia superstars: Fei-Fei Li, the former Google Cloud Chief Scientist that publicly led the Google discussions on …

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Brookings report on “Automation and AI: How Machines Are Affecting People” – Men are more Vulnerable than Women

The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings published a 100+ page study on Automation and Artificial Intelligence this week, focusing on “how machines are affecting people and places”. The authors, Muro, Maxim and Whiton, look at data for the impact of automation. First, backward, from 1980-2016, then forward, from 2016-2030, and across some 800 occupations. Not …

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