#techFT – Fintech’s search for the super-algo

Could artificial intelligence make human fund managers redundant? Who will win a $5bn battle for Sharp? Is the cheaper Yi Action camera as good as the equivalent GoPro. Answers in #techFT, a daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms. You can sign up here. Computer scientists are currently the hottest property in finance as the industry turns to artificial intelligence (AI) to try to create a thinking, learning and trading computer that will make even today’s superfast, ultra-complex investment algorithms look archaic — and possibly render human fund managers redundant. Could the next generation’s Buffett be a super-algo? asks Robin Wigglesworth, in today’s Big Read. The direction of travel is clear, he says. Investing is about information management, rational analysis and speed. That plays to a machine’s strengths. But…


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