Futurist keynote, London: The Future of Trust, Battle of the Quants

Futurist keynote, London: The Future of Trust, Battle of the Quants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Algorithmic traders, like many of us, have a nascent reliance on being able to trust the information they ingest, but a new breed of AI is about to push fake news, and, by association our trust in each other and society, to the limits.  ...

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Goldman Sachs is automating IPO’s and finance

Goldman Sachs is automating IPO’s and finance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Organisations in the financial services industry have the money, resources and financial need to automate and increasingly no stone is being left unturned.   Goldman Sachs, and, it has to be said most banks and financial services organisations are on an automation tear at the moment, whether...

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No humans required, the fully autonomous AI running a Wall Street hedge fund

No humans required, the fully autonomous AI running a Wall Street hedge fund

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Companies that use artificial intelligence to augment their human workers is nothing new, but companies that are run by artificial intelligence, without any human input, are.   I’ve been documenting the emergence of fully autonomous organisations – organisations that are able to run and scale...

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Nowhere to hide for Goldman’s elite as AI culls jobs

Nowhere to hide for Goldman’s elite as AI culls jobs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Banking is one of the world’s oldest professions, but people only have a profession if they have a job, and as Wall Street drives to full automation there are fewer jobs to go round.   At its height back in 2000, the US cash equities...

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Goldman Sachs wants to put FX trades on the blockchain

Goldman Sachs wants to put FX trades on the blockchain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Using a blockchain will allow Goldman to settle FX trades in real time, without the need for expensive intermediaries and without compromising compliance, integrity or security.   Trading currencies is costly and slow for traders at major financial institutions – transactions need to go through...

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Banks are using mind reading technology to interview graduates

Banks are using mind reading technology to interview graduates

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every business is becoming a technology business and nowhere is that truer than in the financial services industry, now as banks try to compete with start ups and established technology companies for tech talent they could find themselves getting into warm water…   Want to...

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