How Twitter data is combined with AI and machine learning to give hedge funds an edge

Extracting value from a universe of data, analysing sentiment around company names (equities) or about anything else (macro), is a complex journey and we are only about 5% down that road. The parameters are evolving by which an ever-expanding data set, including the likes of Twitter, pictures, text, video is processed; relying on experts versus the wisdom of the crowd; sentiment derived from a “bag of words”, as opposed to structured linguistic analysis. More about AI and finance Last week’s Unicom conference, AI, Machine Learning and Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance (July 14) brought together a group of experts in this area. Professor Gautum Mitra, OptiRisk Systems introduced Elijah DePalma and James Cantarella, Thomson Reuters; Pierce Crosby, StockTwits; Anders Bally, Sentifi; Peter Hafez, RavenPack; Stephen Morse, Twitter. DePalma differed somewhat…


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