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Interpreting Alternative Data in Novel Ways Using AI

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Prashant Bhuyan

Prashant Bhuyan
Prashant is a recognized leader in artificial intelligence with a successful track record in off-loading thinking tasks to machines to solve decision problems in markets.
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Mar 7, 2019 3:56:18 PM

Interpreting Alternative Data in Novel Ways Using AI

How smart businesses utilize continuously learning AI systems to automate analytical workflows and extract hidden knowledge in proprietary data to make predictions about the real world that impacts financial markets.

Alternative data, which was once conceptually new and novel, has become commoditized as every institutional investor utilizes the same types of datasets in their investment calculus. Alternative datasets were once very expensive and difficult to obtain but an explosion in alternative data vendors has exerted pricing pressure and increased accessibility. The widespread adoption of alternative data has consequently left institutions scrambling to find new ways of extracting alpha.

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Aug 3, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Unstructured data: Alpha generation in the digital age

The internet is a vast repository of messy, unstructured data including blogs, chat rooms, social media posts, images, videos, etc. This repository reflects the ever changing and often irrational collective psychology of the financial markets. IBM estimates that today, as a civilization, we generate over 2.5 quintillion bytes of unstructured data per day. In fact, over 90% of the world's data has been generated in the last few years according to IBM, and the growth rate of data generation will double by the year 2020.

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