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Sergey Savastiouk
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Feb 27, 2021
Are Business Leaders Taking an Ethical Approach to A.I.?

Are Business Leaders Taking an Ethical Approach to A.I.?

Powerful, functional tools – like machine and deep learning – are becoming commonplace within businesses, governments, and more. But every positive story seems to be met with equal outpourings of concern about job loss, wealth stratification, and Skynet-esque machine domination.

There are positive signs that businesses recognize their role in assuaging these fears, according to a recent study conducted by SAS, Accenture, Intel, and Forbes Insights. “AI Momentum, Maturity, and Models for Success,” based on a global executive survey of 305 business leaders, reports that leadership is both aware of and actively taking steps to ensure that AI is used ethically and responsibly at their respective companies. 72 percent of businesses around the world have adopted AI; of these companies, 70 percent offer training for staff and 63 percent have functional ethics committees to oversee AI-related issues. 92 percent of “AI leaders” in these organizations receive some type of ethics training – chief information, technology, and analytics officers included.

Some organizations have created AI-oversight positions, including study-contributor Accenture Applied Intelligence. Rumman Chowdhury, the responsible AI lead there, says that organizations realize the seriousness of potential AI issues and “have begun addressing concerns and aberrations…such as biased and unfair treatment of people.” Doing so means enjoying AI’s benefits while embracing a “do no harm” ethos, which Chowdhury believes includes providing “prescriptive, specific and technical guidelines to develop AI systems that are secure, transparent, explainable, and accountable” – all in an effort “to avoid unintended consequences and compliance challenges that can be harmful to individuals, businesses, and society.”

There is additional positive news: 74 percent of AI leaders “reported careful oversight with at least a weekly review or evaluation of outcomes”, while 43 percent have implemented processes for “augmenting or overriding” results found to be questionable through the review process. But there remains room for improvement, and advances in AI (as well as increased adoption) mean businesses are responsible for keeping up. Yinyin Liu, who heads Intel AI’s data science division, believes understanding AI “enables effective human oversight”. “Algorithm transparency and accountability, as well as having AI systems signal that they are not human, will go a long way toward developing the trust needed for widespread adoption,” says Liu.

Trust – between business and customers, and between employees and AI – may be the single most important driver in encouraging companies to practice ethical AI use. 60 percent of businesses that have or plan to deploy AI “are concerned about the impact of AI-driven decisions on customer engagement…that their actions will not show enough empathy or customers will trust them less.”

Functional AI is still a relatively new phenomenon, with all the challenges inherent to that newness. Forbes Insights research director Ross Gagnon says “…the question executives should be asking themselves is not whether to deploy AI, but how quickly?” Doing so ethically will mean maintaining the trust of their customers and employees – and ensuring a bright and successful future.
 

If You’re Wondering When A.I. Will Start Making Market Predictions…

Guess what – it already is. Hedge funds and large institutional investors have been using Artificial Intelligence to analyze large data sets for investment opportunities, and they have also unleashed A.I. on charts to discover patterns and trends. Not only can the A.I. scan thousands of individual securities and cryptocurrencies for patterns and trends, and it generates trade ideas based on what it finds. Hedge funds have had a leg-up on the retail investor for some time now.

Not anymore. Tickeron has launched a new investment platform, and it is designed to give retail investors access to sophisticated AI for a multitude of functions:

And much more. No longer is AI just confined to the biggest hedge funds in the world. It can now be accessed by everyday investors. Learn how on Tickeron.com.

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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 07, 2021
4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

4 Tricks Hedge Funds Use to Get Ahead

If the stock market were Major League Baseball, hedge funds and institutional investors would be the pros on championship teams while everyday self-directed investors (SDIs) are the benchwarmers in the minors.It’s how they get ahead, and it’s why 90% of SDIs lose money trying to play (invest and trade) in the major leagues. The 4 tricks we discuss below are rooted in one common theme: they all use Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to generate data and ideas.
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John Jacques
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Mar 22, 2018
A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

A.I. Stock Market Predictions: Head & Shoulders

Statistics for the Head-and-Shoulders Bottom Pattern The days where only hedge funds used algorithms to trade stocks are officially over. Now retail investors can use Artificial Intelligence (A.I.  Here’s an example of the algorithm in action: Late last year, Tickeron’s A.I.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Jul 10, 2020
3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

3 Stocks to Buy if Coronavirus Second Wave Hits

By analyzing market trends from the first wave, you can predict behavior for the second. Technology stocks have performed at historic levels this year, but the market is severely overbought.To compensate for that, look at performance during Q1 and Q2, the height of global Covid shutdowns.
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Edward Flores
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Feb 06, 2021
How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

How to Become the Millionaire Next Door

The Golden Gate Bridge is always a fixture of these walks too, one of man's most beautiful creations.  As we were walking, at one point she turned to me and said, "Man, I'll never have a million dollars."" My girlfriend is 27 years old and works as a graphic designer, making about $75,000 a year.
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Alla Petriaieva
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Feb 23, 2021
Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Is Ethereum’s Bomb about to Explode?

Ethereum’s software is set for an update in October.Until it is finished, participants in the Ethereum blockchain must determine how to delay the difficulty bomb – code that necessitates a steadily increasing amount of computer power to mine blocks and unlock rewards – that is already in place.
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Aug 07, 2018
When Is the Next Recession Coming?

When Is the Next Recession Coming?

However, we also know that economists predicted 22 recessions out of 11 that took place since 1945. Are there real recession signs we should watch for?Indeed, the answer is yes, and here are a few very important ones: The first one is almost obvious and known to everyone – it is the Fed.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 22, 2020
Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Central banks have been buying $2.4 billion in assets every hour for the past two months

Some $17.8 billion has been poured into  bond markets over the past week, the biggest move in more than three months.Around $3.5 billion has been invested into gold, the second largest on record. 
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Rick Pendergraft
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Feb 07, 2021
Mid-January Short Interest Report Shows 8 Stocks with Good Fundamentals and High Short Interest
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Sergey Savastiouk
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Mar 10, 2021
How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

How to Start Trading Penny Stocks

Penny stocks have long been marginalized within the professional investment community, oftentimes being painted with a broad brush of simply being “too risky.” Leonardo DiCaprio’s depiction of the penny stock peddling conman, Jordan Belfort, in the Wolf of Wall Street certainly didn’t help.Here are four reasons to start trading them now. Reason #1: Let’s State the Obvious -- Penny Stocks are Cheap A single share of Apple Inc. costs over $350.
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Abhoy Sarkar
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May 08, 2020
US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

US unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%, the highest in series history

The U.S. economy’s employment fell by -20.5 million in April. The coronavirus crisis led to unemployment rate soaring to 14.7% in the U.S, the highest rate in the Bureau of Labor Statistics-tracked series history that goes back to 1948. However, the figures were better compared to several economists'/analysts' forecasts of 22 million job losses and 16% unemployment rate.  Another unemployment measure that includes those who have stopped looking for work as well as those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons also touched an all-time high of 22.8%.