Machine learning – can it help traders – check this out

This is The Economist (magazine) on machine learning; the article relates to its application to public policy, but its of interest to trading decisions too (or not?): Sendhil Mullainathan of Harvard University  …  problem (that) require predictions based, implicitly or explicitly, on lots of data … Many areas of policy, he suggests, could do with a dose of machine learning Machine-learning systems excel at prediction A common approach is to train a system by showing it a vast quantity of data …  The software chews through the examples and learns which characteristics are most helpful in predicting The article does not appear to be gated and is worth a read, if not as a trader then even just for interest (IMO). Its not a new development, but may be new to you,…


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