Faith in the machine

The coronavirus crisis could be a defining moment for machine learning in finance

Machine learning coronavirus

The machines have had their ups and downs of late. 

Fraud detection systems that rely on machine learning have not coped at all well with the turbulence caused by the coronavirus lockdowns. But other automated systems are having a comparatively good war.

Contrary to expectations, algorithmic execution is seeing a boom. Ralf Donner, head of fixed income, currencies and commodities execution solutions at Goldman Sachs, estimates a 50% increase in algo foreign exchange volumes since markets began

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