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San Francisco Chronicle
– Jul 5, 6:51 AM
A computer can trounce a human chess master and solve complex mathematical calculations in seconds. Can it do a better job investing your money than a flesh-and-blood portfolio manager? Investors willing to test that question can do so with a…
George Street CapitalAI is increasingly being used for trend-following investing, and the implementation of algorithms is becoming more straightforward.
According to the founder of artificial intelligence outfit ScriptBook, Sony Pictures could have saved a fortune from 2015 to 2017 by using the company's algorithms instead of human beings to reject or greenlight movies. In a presentation at the…
George Street CapitalIt would be interesting to backtest on classics like Casablanca, Jean De Florette, Cinema Paradiso and Babette's Feast - a few of our favourites.
– Jun 19, 12:36 PM
Sitting at a red light in an empty intersection? This could soon be a thing of the past as Edmonton adopts new smart technology for its traffic signals. On Tuesday, city officials committed to buying only smart signal-compliant infrastructure from…
George Street CapitalThey should trial this in Winter when it is so cold no-one goes out in Edmonton.
Since 1760, productivity has increased almost 30 fold. That is largely down to technological innovations like electricity, telephones, and the internet. Barclays chronicled the world's rising productivity in its latest Equity Gilt Study. LONDON -…
George Street CapitalWill AI be the next major milestone?