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Tech

The New Physics of Financial Services

“Artificial intelligence is a critical aspect of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and has emerged as a clear focus of discussions at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting over the past few years. Financial institutions around the world are making large-scale investments in AI, while governments and regulators seek to grapple with the significant uncertainties and […]
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Tech

Use a Landline? That Could Help You Get a Loan From Discover

“Discount-store shoppers may soon get an unexpected benefit: better odds when applying for personal loans from Discover Financial Services . Discover, best known for its credit cards, plans to use artificial intelligence to assess hundreds of unusual characteristics about personal-loan applicants in an attempt to get its rising losses under control.”
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Tech

How AI in payments is being used by Amazon and Mastercard

“Artificial intelligence is creating new opportunities for businesses in the world of healthcare, IT and manufacturing – and now retail is catching up by using AI in payments to make it easier for us to part with our hard-earned cash. The power of machines is being used by the likes of Amazon and Mastercard to streamline […]
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Tech

Humanity + AI: Better Together

“So the counter-narrative I want to offer to the mainstream, front page accounts is that with careful, thoughtful, empathic design, we can enable ourselves to live longer, safer lives. We can create jobs where we are doing more creative work. We can understand each other better.But before I get to the many, many examples of […]
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Deals

Even Raises $40M To Transform The Working Class To The Savings Class

“But Even.com is increasingly focused on improving the quality of its intelligent budgeting feature. Using artificial intelligence models honed over the past few years, the company now gives users of its Even app an “Okay to spend” figure that helps them think through their cash flow. By giving a predictive figure rather than a checking account balance, […]

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Companies

Mastercard and KeyBank To Transform Banking Experience With Artificial Intelligence

“Mastercard and KeyBank today announced that the bank will now use Mastercard Decision Intelligence™, a security solution that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to make more informed authorization decisions. This will enable KeyBank to increase the accuracy of real-time approvals of genuine transactions and enhance the overall cardholder experience. This is the first use of AI […]
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Tech

LivePerson launches Maven™, a breakthrough conversational AI that replaces traditional websites and 800-numbers

“LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, today launched Maven, a conversational AI that enables brands to replace traditional websites and 800-numbers with personalized conversations over SMS, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Google RCS Business Messaging, Amazon Alexa, and other popular messengers and voice assistants.”
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Tech

Ingenico Launches IBM Watson-enabled Chatbot to Enhance Customer Experience

“Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, launched its innovative payment-enabled chatbot, which uses natural language processing (NLP) from IBM Watson to create a smooth customer experience. Watson capabilities allow Ingenico’s chatbot to better understand users’ requests once they have been inputted, whatever they may be. It can better interpret nuances in language and […]
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Risk & Fraud

NCR Acquires StopLift, Gains Powerful Anti-Theft Solution for Self-Checkout

“Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., StopLift has developed Artificial Intelligence capabilities that visually determine what occurs during each transaction to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent behavior at the checkout. Most notably, StopLift’s technology detects scan-avoidance and flags unscanned, unpaid merchandise at the checkout. Examples include passing items around the scanner, leaving unscanned items in the shopping […]