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Things worth reading: 21st February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook Digital bank Atom tries to find its voice with £4m Will.i.am deal Is this the end for high-street banking? Wells Fargo fund business on the defensive amid sales scandal Royal Bank of …

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Things worth reading: 17th February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Clearing houses saddled with ‘too-big-to-fail’ tag US banks ‘wasting billions’ trying to track crime Struggling European banks see light at end of low-rates tunnel Deutsche Boerse boss insists insider trading claims ‘unfounded’ Donald Trump’s policies risk sending US economy …

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We must automate humanity

Building on yesterday’s blog, there was another interesting debate about the risks of humans in the network.  Humans screw up.  Humans cause problems.  Humans have emotions.  Humans are not welcome here. A good example of why humans are not welcome is that it is typically …

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Things worth reading: 10th February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Trump’s bonfire of banking rules could burn us all China’s drive to reduce financial system risks is squeezing the nation’s banks Robust regulation needed for UK, says Bank deputy boss Boutique banks: at your discretion Bank of England hits …

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You can never automate humanity

I was in a long conversation about machine learning yesterday that will probably inspire a lot of blogging.  One of the key parts of the conversation was the integration of robotics and artificial intelligence.  When you can make love with a human being that doesn’t …

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Things worth reading: 9th February 2017

Things we’re reading today include … Which bank branches is TSB going to close? Rival branch closures boost Handelsbanken UK Young, savvy and poor: millennial men ‘earn £12,500 less than previous generation by 30’ Mervyn King: MPs’ attitude made Brexit inevitable Why is Greece back …

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