Wednesday, July 14, 2010

'Artificial Intelligence' Gains Fans Among Investors - WSJ.com

Have we seen this pattern before?…

The programs are effective, advocates say, because they can crunch huge amounts of data in short periods, "learn" what works, and adjust their strategies on the fly. In contrast, the typical quantitative approach may employ a single strategy or even a combination of strategies at once, but may not move between them or modify them based on what the program determines works best.

"No human could do this," said Michael Kearns, a computer-science professor at the University of Pennsylvania who has used AI to invest at firms such as Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. "Your head would blow off."

'Artificial Intelligence' Gains Fans Among Investors - WSJ.com

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