AI and Machine learning Frameworks

An updated version of AI and Machine learning Frameworks and Libraries...Because everyone loves a good list. For no other reason than personal curiosity I decided to retouch and update the list of machine learning and artificial intelligence libraries and frameworks doing the rounds. Its not going to win me any Pulitzer prize any time soon, … Continue reading AI and Machine learning Frameworks

Swiss Re in talks to sell stake to SoftBank. And why wouldn’t they? What sound like an unlikely couple is actually a marriage of convenience.

Swiss Re informs this week that it's engaged in preliminary discussions with SoftBank Group Corp. ("SoftBank") regarding a potential minority investment in Swiss Re. Though Discussions are at a very early stage and a certainty that any transaction will be agreed, is far from certain, its still worth thinking about in terms of who has more to … Continue reading Swiss Re in talks to sell stake to SoftBank. And why wouldn’t they? What sound like an unlikely couple is actually a marriage of convenience.

If there ever was a a doubt that Asset Managers have no need or interest in the Big data market then here is more proof to the contrary. 

Commercial real estate analytics firm Reonomy has just cashed in on $16 million from Bain Capital Ventures and property mogul Barry Sternlicht. In on the deal were other names big and small like MMC Technology Ventures, of Marcus and Millichap Company, Red Apple Group and JAWS, notably the family office of Barry Sternlicht, CEO of Starwood … Continue reading If there ever was a a doubt that Asset Managers have no need or interest in the Big data market then here is more proof to the contrary. 

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Jamie Dimon of the New York bank JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to create a health care company announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, that is “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”

Not the first time Amazon has been down this road. Their first attempt was in the pharmacy and drug store business. Ending up in failure after that discovered that you can't quite shake up the health sectors as you can industries like telco, finance and IT. Pharma and healthcare are so heavily regulated and shackled … Continue reading Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Jamie Dimon of the New York bank JPMorgan Chase are teaming up to create a health care company announced Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, that is “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.”

London-based Cantab Capital Partners Quantitative Fund Aristarchus, with $1.9 billion under management, was up 30.97% in 2017, “without any facny machine Learning techniques”

Gam's quantitative investments acquired the British Quantfirm Cantab Capital Partners, which uses sophisticated mathematical models for trading strategies. With all the discourse of powerful Machine Learning in practically every walk of life its interesting to read article where the enthusiasm of relying on Machines to do the work for us is rebuked. Or at very … Continue reading London-based Cantab Capital Partners Quantitative Fund Aristarchus, with $1.9 billion under management, was up 30.97% in 2017, “without any facny machine Learning techniques”

Rocket Lab delivers nanosatellites to orbit on first successful test launch – Spaceflight Now

The launch of a Cubesat ( an itty bitty satellite alternative to the traditional hulking great satellite being thrown into space by government and private aerospace enterprises) is thanks in no small part to startups like Rocket Lab. Only four years in existence and it already delivers nanosatellites to orbit wit its first successful test … Continue reading Rocket Lab delivers nanosatellites to orbit on first successful test launch – Spaceflight Now

Alternative Data for Investment and Fund managers.

Everything fundamental investors need to know about alternative data. EY 11th annual Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey takes a long look at the use of alternative data sources in the investor and Global Hedge fund industry.   Where the industry came from to its present state, and what the future might bring to invesment … Continue reading Alternative Data for Investment and Fund managers.

Apple “planned obsolesce” is against the law and the reason you cuss at your phone so much

The world stops as Apple grovels over slowed iPhones.  “We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down,” Apple said in its reassuring post. “We apologize.”. I suppose you really need to put it into context, but if the world you live in then a slow phone can get you down. A … Continue reading Apple “planned obsolesce” is against the law and the reason you cuss at your phone so much

Uber just got taken down a peg or two by the European Union

In London (see any other major capital city) vested interest and taxis lobby have been protesting about the introduction of Uber since 2014.Because for some reason taxis drivers are stuck in a battle to convinced they and the traveling public need to come continuously take a dig at Uber. Of the idea that we still … Continue reading Uber just got taken down a peg or two by the European Union