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Andreas Burner: DigFin VOX Ep. 2

Andreas Burner speaks with DigFin VOX, our video podcast, about machine learning for financial instos.



Andreas Burner is chief innovation officer at SmartStream Technologies, based in Vienna, Austria. He has also been a co-founder and CEO of his own technology company as well as a medical researcher.

He speaks with DigFin about artificial intelligence’s deployment among financial institutions – in particular, machine learning, how ML has evolved, the challenges it continues to present, and the benefits that banks, asset managers, and other are deriving. The impression is one of important progress despite a myriad of smaller issues that financial institutions and tech vendors continue to grapple with.

  • Show notes:
  • 0:00 – Andreas Burner, SmartStream Technologies
  • 1:30 – The big problems AI can solve
  • 5:45 – A software company’s approach to ML
  • 8:00 – Explainability in AI
  • 9:20 – Fintech versus FI approaches to infrastructure
  • 11:40 – Cloud versus data science, hardware vs software
  • 13:40 – FIs’ challenge with explainability
  • 15:50 – Visualization and making sense of data
  • 18:30 – Machine learning challenges
  • 19:30 – How ML is benefitting financial institutions
  • 22:30 – Standardizing software
  • 24:30 – Reconciliations and exceptions processing
  • 27:05 – Convergence: AI and blockchain for finance

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