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Insight conversation: Jane Ren, CEO, Atomiton

Jane Ren, CEO of disruptive technology company Atomiton, talks to Paul Hickin about opportunities in the energy sector and the challenges faced by big oil. The mainstreaming of artificial intelligence and machine learning will have a profound impact on the industrial sphere, not least in energy industries. Whether companies are active in the upstream, midstream or downstream segment, they face enormous pressures to control cost while living up to societal demands for environmental...

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China’s AI News Anchors

Scary real if not a deep fake…  Or just fake. Xinhua's male #AI anchor can now broadcast news in a standing position, with more body language pic.twitter.com/2YZLouhYnN — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 20, 2019 China's Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday unveiled the world’s first female #AI news anchor, “Xin Xiaomeng,’ who will make her professional debut during the upcoming meetings of the country's national legislature and top political advisory body #TwoSessions...

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Ten Good Weekend Reads – January 25

Fed Officials Weigh Earlier-Than-Expected End to Bond Portfolio Runoff – WSJ The difficulty of being a bear in a bear market – KNect365 “…Making money when everyone else is losing is easier said than done.” – Michael Batnick Has Value Investing Gone Out of Style? – Wisdom Tree Junk Bond Strength is Bullish For Stocks – McClellan Financial Publications The Rules of the Bond Game, Trader Vic – The Epoch Times Venezuela bonds hit highest since 2017 on hopes for political change – CNBC...

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17/1/19: Why limits to AI are VUCA-rich and human-centric

Why ethics, and proper understanding of VUCA environments (environments characterized by volatility/risk, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) will matter more in the future than they matter even today? Because AI will require human control, and that control won't happen along programming skills axis, but will trace ethical and VUCA environments considerations.Here's a neat...

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17/1/19: Why limits to AI are VUCA-rich and human-centric

Why ethics, and proper understanding of VUCA environments (environments characterized by volatility/risk, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) will matter more in the future than they matter even today? Because AI will require human control, and that control won't happen along programming skills axis, but will trace ethical and VUCA environments considerations.Here's a neat...

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Explaining The “Robot” ETF’s Bull Run With Factor Analysis

Bloomberg last week published an intriguing story about a new exchange traded fund (ETF) that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to outperform market indexes and active managers alike. The implication: a new era of AI-driven investing has dawned, putting the standard applications of indexing at a disadvantage. Yet a closer look at the so-called Robot ETF’s results via a factor-analysis lens tells a different story and one that can be explained with a mix of large-cap, small-cap and...

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16/10/18: Data analytics. It really is messier than you thought

An interesting study (H/T to @stephenkinsella) highlights the problems with empirical determinism that is the basis for our (human) evolving trust in 'Big Data' and 'analytics': the lack of determinism in statistics when it comes to social / business / finance etc data.Here is the problem: researchers put together 29 independent teams, with 61 analysts. They gave these teams the same data set on football referees decisions to give red cards to players. They asked the teams to evaluate the...

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