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JP Morgan and AI: „This is not Pie-in-the-Sky Stuff“

JP Morgan has been extremely busy in the last few years following the tech giants’ blueprint for AI: hire the best people, make headlines, re-invent the business, and… make money in the process. The firm’s public AI website, a part is shown below, highlights tech efforts around AI, FinTech, Blockchain, Development and Digital Payments. 40% …

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JP Morgan Hires Senior Director for Data Science from SalesForce in AI Hiring Push

As said earlier this week, JP Morgan is continuously ramping up AI hiring efforts. Two months ago they snapped up the Chief Data Officer from Salesforce for their west coast AI efforts. Asset Management and AI, just the beginning… Naren Chittar sold his four staff company MinHash to Salesforce and joined the company as Senior …

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Microsoft buys Unit 8200 AI Boutique for Cloud App Security and to Build Up Israel

A few things we discussed this month are mixing together. Israel’s Innovation Authority released its from start-up to smart-up nation report on technology and AI, including challenges. And Microsoft, since engineer Satya Nadella became CEO, has shifted towards the cloud, AI and new industries/technologies – Azure is a big driver of the business and initiatives …

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BlackRock Inadvertently Exposes 20,000 wealth management FAs‘ on its Website

20,000 Financial advisors, including 12,000 from LPL, had their email addresses, names, and other information exposed in a data leak at BlackRock last week, as first reported by Bloomberg. The company in a statement said that a limited number of wealth management platforms were impacted by the breach. The exposed advisors for BlackRock and LPL …

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Warren Enskat Weekly AI Summary Jan 21, 2019 (WE-WAIS)

Warren Enskat / Weekly AI Summary (WE-WAIS) / 1-21-2019 Some of the AI developments and thoughts from this past week: – Israel’s Innovation Authority … from startup nation to smart-up nation via AI: The State of Israel is facing significant challenges in the field of innovation during a period in which artificial intelligence is establishing itself …

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Israel’s Innovation Authority … from startup to smart-up nation via AI

“The State of Israel is facing significant challenges in the field of innovation during a period in which artificial intelligence is establishing itself as the central technological platform of our generation”, is the introduction for this year’s overview by Chairman Appelbaum and CEO Aharon. As such, the latest report focuses on the transition from “startup …

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Manulife/John Hancock and their “LOFTy” AI Ambitions – now in Silicon Valley

Canada has always been a (quiet) leader of AI in its own right, with MILA, CIFAR, et al. Manulife in Toronto owns John Hancock in Boston (combined AUM C$1 trillion+) and they have been playing with AI for insurance and investment management in a variety of ways. Manulife – and under its John Hancock brand in …

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DARPA Turns 60: Disruptive Technologies, Inventions, and AI

Following its “Sputnik” moment, President Eisenhower created the (Defense) Advanced Ressearch Projects Agency (DARPA) in February 1958. In partnership with academia, industry and government agencies, the guiding principle from the beginning was to work on R&D projects to expand the frontiers of technology and science. The 140-page summary of DARPA over six decades includes fascinating …

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DARPA’s $2B Next AI – KAIROS – and AIE Campaigns to Generate Actionable Understanding of Real-World Phenomena

DARPA wants to create KAIROS, a program to develop a schema-based AI capability to enhance reasoning about complex world events and generate actionable insights. KAIROS stands for Knowledge-Directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas. KAIROS seeks to create a schema-based AI capability to enable contextual and temporal reasoning about complex real-world events in order to generate actionable …

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AQR Turning 20 and Showing an Open-Source Team Approach to Use Data Science and AI in Asset Management

About ten years ago I interviewed Cliff Asness at an Institutional Investor event – as with his investment and research philosophy, it was honest and provocative. AQR went from $12 billion to $225 billion in a decade and a half, used data science and open source research from day one and has pioneered a number …

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