Can artificial intelligence guide stock picks?

Comments Print . Lane Turner/Globe Staff/file John Hancock offices in the Seaport District. If you’ve watched the television series 24 on Netflix, the online streaming service will recommend that you catch up on Homeland, too. Now, a Boston-based technology firm is hoping to bring that same intuitive technology to financial services. Start-up Indico Data Solutions Inc. announced Friday that it is collaborating with John Hancock Financial and the Boston insurer’s Canadian parent Manulife Financial Corp. to help financial analysts and portfolio managers cull through thousands of pieces of data and find the most important information. Based on that data, managers at Manulife and John Hancock will be able to make quicker decisions on whether to invest in certain companies and industries or sell their shares. Think of it as Google…


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