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    1. Quants Are Clamoring for Data, Causing Soul Searching at Large Banks - Bloomberg

      Quants Are Clamoring for Data, Causing Soul Searching at Large Banks - Bloomberg

      Quants Are Clamoring for Data, Causing Soul Searching at Large Banks By Banks look to comb internal information for investing clues Credit Suisse analysts to research natural language processing The insatiable demand for unique market data is putting banks in a tricky situation. Quantitative investors, starved for trading signals that can be spun into gold, are pressuring the finance firms they work with to grant them access to proprietary information. It’s easy to see why.

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    2. VR Is the Fastest-Growing Skill for Online Freelancers

      VR Is the Fastest-Growing Skill for Online Freelancers

      The Virtual Reality World Congress in Bristol, U.K., on April 12, 2017. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg As the world's tech giants invest heavily in virtual reality, the relatively few workers who specialize in the nascent field are seeing big benefits. Demand for online freelancers with VR expertise grew far faster than for people with any other skill last quarter.

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    3. Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on Google's DeepMind - Bloomberg

      Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on Google's DeepMind - Bloomberg

      Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on Google's DeepMind By Will move toward developing general-purpose learning systems Redmond-based group will have more than 100 researchers Microsoft Corp. is setting up a new research lab focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of creating more general-purpose learning systems.

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    4. Wimbledon to Use IBM's Watson AI for Highlights, Analytics, Helping Fans

      Wimbledon to Use IBM's Watson AI for Highlights, Analytics, Helping Fans

      The Wimbledon tennis tournament, which starts Monday, will use IBM's artificial intelligence agent Watson to help direct fans to the most exciting matches, automatically generate video highlight reels and guide guests through the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club . A voice-activated digital assistant called "Fred," named after British tennis great Fred Perry , will help those attending Wimbledon find their way around.

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      Mentions: China IBM Wimbledon
    5. Growth Takes Off When Smart People Are Neighbors

      Growth Takes Off When Smart People Are Neighbors

      Growth Takes Off When Smart People Are Neighbors Governments everywhere need policies to get the best and brightest in proximity to one another. by Which is heavier: A pound of feathers or a pound of iron? Source: Hulton Archive/Getty Images The Industrial Revolution was probably the most important thing that has ever happened in human history.

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    6. Swedish Startup Uses AI to Figure Out What Dolphins Talk About - Bloomberg

      Swedish Startup Uses AI to Figure Out What Dolphins Talk About - Bloomberg

      Swedish Startup Uses AI to Figure Out What Dolphins Talk About by Gavagai testing software on dolphins in 4-year project Ultimate goal is to talk to the aquatic mamals, CEO says Photographer: Talia Cohen After mastering 40 human languages, a Swedish startup has turned to dolphins, hoping to use its language-analysis software to unlock the secrets of communication employed by the aquatic mammals.

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    7. Volkswagen Invests $180 Million in a Chinese AI Startup

      Volkswagen Invests $180 Million in a Chinese AI Startup

      Mobvoi Inc., the Chinese artificial intelligence startup backed by Google, is getting a $180 million investment from Volkswagen AG to join a race to build the technology into cars. The startup, founded in 2012 by a group of former Googlers, will develop products for Volkswagen models and possibly other brands based on its voice-recognition and natural language processing technology.

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    8. The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

      The Mobile Internet Is Over. Baidu Goes All In on AI

      On Dec. 6, 2016, thousands of translators filed into office buildings across mainland China to pore over brochures, letters, and technical manuals, all in foreign languages, painstakingly rendering their texts in Chinese characters. This marathon carried on for 15 hours a day for an entire month. Clients that supplied the material received professional-grade Chinese versions of the originals at a bargain price.

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    9. These Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Skills in the Online Job Market

      These Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Skills in the Online Job Market

      Next time you’re searching for a new job, look to Siri for inspiration. Coders who can help machines communicate with people are in high demand. Software engineers who program computers to understand human speech saw U.S. demand for their labor grow faster than workers with any other skill, according to data from last quarter compiled by Upwork, a website that matches freelancers with employers.

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      Mentions: Amazon Apple Voice
    10. Microsoft to Release Translator App in AI Race Against Google - Bloomberg

      Microsoft to Release Translator App in AI Race Against Google - Bloomberg

      Microsoft to Release Translator App in AI Race Against Google Alex Webb and Dina Bass Company opens Cortana digital assistant to other device makers Microsoft to offer bot for interactive website questions Microsoft Corp . said it will release a translation app for Windows and other operating systems from rivals Apple Inc. and Google, part of a broader race between the world’s largest technology companies for supremacy in the field of artificial intelligence.

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    11. Social Networks Must Stand Against Censorship

      Social Networks Must Stand Against Censorship

      Tech Social Networks Must Stand Against Censorship Leonid Bershidsky the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru. Leonid Bershidsky The pressure for social networks to censor the content that appears on them just won't cease, and the networks are bending. Censorship, however, is not what users want. Nor is it technically possible, even if the platforms won't admit it.

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    12. Inside a Moneymaking Machine Like No Other 20 minutes ago

      Inside a Moneymaking Machine Like No Other 20 minutes ago

      Share on Facebook Sixty miles east of Wall Street, a spit of land shaped like a whale’s tail separates Long Island Sound and Conscience Bay. The mansions here, with their long, gated driveways and million-dollar views, are part of a hamlet called Old Field. Locals have another name for these moneyed lanes: the Renaissance Riviera. That’s because the area’s wealthiest residents, scientists all, work for the quantitative hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, based in nearby East Setauket.

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    13. How Renaissance’s Medallion Fund Became Finance’s Blackest Box - Bloomberg

      How Renaissance’s Medallion Fund Became Finance’s Blackest Box - Bloomberg

      Sign In Subscribe Inside a Moneymaking Machine Like No Other The Medallion Fund, an employees-only offering for the quants at Renaissance Technologies, is the blackest box in all of finance. Katherine Burton November 21, 2016 — 12:01 AM EST From The Fabled Finance of Renaissance's Medallion Fund Sixty miles east of Wall Street, a spit of land shaped like a whale’s tail separates Long Island Sound and Conscience Bay.

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    14. Fake News Is All About False Incentives - Bloomberg View

      Fake News Is All About False Incentives - Bloomberg View

      Media Fake News Is All About False Incentives Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru. Leonid Bershidsky In the blame games following the U.S. election, the social networks, especially Facebook, are getting a hard time for allegedly aiding the spread of fake news.

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    15. Google's DeepMind AI Takes on Popular Video Game Starcraft

      Google's DeepMind AI Takes on Popular Video Game Starcraft

      Google's DeepMind AI Takes on Popular Video Game Starcraft Jeremy Kahn November 4, 2016 — 2:45 PM EDT Starcraft’s complexity has long fascinated AI researchers Tie up with Activision Blizzard will turn game into AI testbed StarCraft II Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg Google’s DeepMind AI unit, which earlier this year achieved a breakthrough in computer intelligence by creating software that beat the world’s best human player at the strategy game Go, is turning its attention to the sci-fi video game Starcraft II. The company said it had reached a deal with Blizzard Entertainment Inc., the Irvine ...

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    16. Salesforce Unveils Artificial Intelligence ‘Einstein’ Service

      Salesforce Unveils Artificial Intelligence ‘Einstein’ Service

      Share on Facebook Salesforce.com Inc. is adding the smarts of artificial intelligence to the very human art of closing deals and marketing to customers. The company, which sells software for sales, marketing and other areas, is rolling out Salesforce Einstein, which aims to use AI tools to improve the company’s broad portfolio of products, said John Ball, general manager of the service.

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    17. Don't Expect Instant Gratification From New Tech

      Don't Expect Instant Gratification From New Tech

      Tech Don't Expect Instant Gratification From New Tech Leonid Bershidsky is a Bloomberg View columnist. He was the founding editor of the Russian business daily Vedomosti and founded the opinion website Slon.ru. Leonid Bershidsky Another Tesla has crashed because the driver thought its self-driving technology could actually drive the car.

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    18. IBM’s First Female CEO On Why Bob Dylan Is Talking To A Computer

      IBM’s First Female CEO On Why Bob Dylan Is Talking To A Computer

      IBM’s First Female CEO on Why Bob Dylan Is Talking to a Computer Ginni Rometty is reinventing Big Blue for an artificial intelligence future. Interview by Max Chafkin | August 4, 2016 Photograph by Christaan Felber for Bloomberg Businessweek From The following is a condensed and edited interview with Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM. You joined IBM 35 years ago. What was the company like back then? What struck me was the seriousness of the kind of things we did.

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    19. This Russian Company Will Help the Boss Monitor Your Mobile - Bloomberg

      This Russian Company Will Help the Boss Monitor Your Mobile - Bloomberg

      A Kaspersky Lab spinoff fuels concerns about privacy “A hot ticket for any company seeking to protect” secrets Share on Facebook Ever sought a bit of privacy by stepping away from your desk to make a personal call on your cell phone? Soon, that may not be enough to prevent the boss from listening in -- at least not in Russia. A Moscow security firm has developed technology that lets companies eavesdrop on mobile calls made on their premises.

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    20. Alibaba Said to Invest in Israeli Search Startup Twiggle

      Alibaba Said to Invest in Israeli Search Startup Twiggle Bloomberg News Alibaba said to be investing about $5 million to $10 million Twiggle specializes in e-commerce search and big data Share on Facebook Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is investing in Israeli startup Twiggle to tap its search technology and solidify its lead in Chinese e-commerce, according to people familiar with the matter.

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    21. Artificial Intelligence and Agency Bonds

      Artificial Intelligence and Agency Bonds Matt Levine is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about Wall Street and the financial world. Matt Levine Artificial intelligence. Look, Two Sigma is a big smart hedge fund that has done well and made its founders rich and has prospective recruits wear virtual-reality headsets for some reason. And I am sure they are wonderful at the artificial intelligence and the neural networks and the deep learning and the natural language processing.

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