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Why Star Wars’ robots are deliberately annoying

July 21, 2017 Comments (0)           

The Star Wars universe is filled with annoying robots; they are terrible workers, nervous, inattentive and sloppy.
There is a good reason behind that. For George Lucas, it seems these flawed robots were created as a plot device to justify armies of human clones. Ironically, he had to give his robots “human” qualities to justify increasing headcount.
Back in the real world, the finance industry is not sold on cloning its employees to tackle productivity. Far from it; robo-advisors...

Putting Artificial Intelligence to Profitable Use

April 26, 2017 Comments (0)           

It’s crunch time for the Big Data crunchers.
Having lavished millions of dollars on data scientists to search for patterns in a deluge of digital information, banks and financial institutions need to start doing something to make that newfound intel pay. The question is, what?
Big Data - the bits and bytes of everyday life harvested from our increasingly digital world - has been hailed as the foundation of a new financial architecture. Predictive analytics, machine learning and...