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Is 2016 the year you let robots manage your money?

Is 2016 the year you let robots manage your money?

The O’Reilly Data Show podcast: Vasant Dhar on the race to build “big data machines” in financial investing.I sat down with Vasant Dhar, a professor at the Stern School of Business and Center for Data Science at NYU, founder of SCT Capital Management, and editor-in-chief of the Big Data Journal (full disclosure: I'm a member of the editorial board). We talked about the early days of AI and data mining, and recent applications of data science to financial investing and other domains.Dhar’s first steps in applying machine learning to finance

I joke with people, I say, 'When I first started looking at finance, the only thing I knew was that prices go up and down.' It was only when I actually went to Morgan Stanley and took time off from academia that I learned about finance and financial markets. ... What I really did in that initial experiment is I took all the trades, I appended them with information about the state of the market at the time, and then I cranked it through a genetic a

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