Artificial intelligence and the future of financial regulation

Software has taken over from humans in trading – and will spread further in the years to come. Regulators will need to prepare for a faster, darker industry


At some point in the last few years, the human stock trader became an endangered species. Most trades on the world's equity markets are now conducted by machines – algorithmic trading systems. And research in the areas of machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence promises to change the financial world still more fundamentally in the near future – bringing both new benefits and new challenges for operational risk teams and compliance managers.

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