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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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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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NVIDIA’s new Director of Robotics Research Heads Up Seattle AI Lab

Dieter Fox got his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Bonn, the former sleepy German capital, in the late 1980s. He then made his way way West as Director for Intel’s Seattle Lab and roughly for the last 20 years he has been a Professor of Robotics at the University of Washington (UW). …

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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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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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Warren Enskat Weekly AI Summary Jan 6, 2019 (WE-WAIS)

Warren Enskat / Weekly AI Summary (WE-WAIS) / 1-6-2019 Some of the AI developments and thoughts from this past week: – JP Morgan launches all mobile bank, Finn by Chase, with analytics/strategy exec at the helm: JP Morgan has been busy with ML, AI and data science hires. A few months ago they took Google’s Head …

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SEB Head of Emerging Tech becomes Group CIO after receiving Supernova award for Aida AI

Nicholas Moch joined SEB in 2008 as Head of IT Governance and four years later took over Information, Strategy, Architecture, and Emerging Technologies at the Nordic Financial Services Group. About a year ago, he was handed a “Supernova Award” in Silicon Valley for the way SEB uses AI in its digital interactions with customers, and …

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AQR hires star Head of ML from Guggenheim after lawsuit and team spin-out

Who says Machine Learning and computer/algorithmic investing can‘t be exciting? Prof Marcos Lopez de Prado in September 2018 joined AQR as their Head of Machine Learning/Principal with his team. „Our foundation in applied academia and our culture of intellectual curiosity mean we are always relentlessly looking for new data, signals and techniques to strengthen our …

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