The AI puzzle: Balancing threat and potential across financial services

'Regulators may be ill-equipped to deal with the AI challenge'

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At first glance, AI might seem like a threat to traditional human-centric advice, but actually, it could become a tool that could augment the capabilities of financial advisers, writes Laith Khalaf

In an age where big data and machine learning are more than just buzzwords, the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) to add an extra leg to the technological revolution is palpable, including in our own industry. Sophisticated AI systems could mine and analyse massive data sets, spotting patterns and trends that would be otherwise undetectable, and executing trades at speeds that humans simply can't match. We could see AI take on more complex tasks, such as interpreting financial reports, analysing economic indicators, or assessing the impact of geopolitical events on market tre...

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