Element AI accelerates training through simulator

  • “Jean-François Gagné‘s Element AI is forging an intrepid path to subvert their dominance.
  • Element AI created a clever system for developing algorithms using data the company generates itself through a simulator. ‘This helps us bootstrap our training process, and then we can fine-tune with the customer’s data and get good performance quickly,'”


Element AI – https://www.elementai.com

Yoshua Bengio, Co-Founder


Artificial Intelligence: Taking the formality out of banking

Orange – https://www.orangebank.fr

Stéphane Vallois

Deputy CEO of Orange Bank


  • “Orange Bank’s ambition is to offer a new banking experience by breaking down traditional notions of power.
  • In France over half of customers said they were ready to use AI to communicate with their bank. While in Spain, the figure was over 70 per cent.”


HSBC to open 50-person AI lab in Toronto

  • Chuck Teixeira, HSBC,
  • Chief administrative officer
  • http://linkedin.com/in/chuckteixeira

    • “HSBC Holdings PLC is opening a new 50-person data lab in Toronto that will harness the city’s artificial-intelligence talent.
      analyze up to 10 petabytes of data – that’s 10 million gigabytes – on 1.6 million corporate and institutional clients in more than 60 countries,
    • ‘Emerging technologies such as AI are becoming more prevalent and disruptive across financial services by the day,’ said Chuck Teixeira, chief administrative officer”


    H&M Tops Ranking Of Most-Visited eCommerce Fashion Sites

    • “SEMrush found that H&M was the most frequented site around the globe.
    • Direct traffic accounts for almost half – or 44.86 percent – of search traffic around the world, followed by search (33.83 percent), referral (approximately 15.03 percent), paid (4.28 percent) and social (2.01 percent.)
    • Using visual search, customers can upload a photo and the platform then uses the image to find relevant items.”


    AI is fuelling the new economics of banking, says UBank CEO

    • “For the past three years UBank has been experimenting with IBM and the Watson team
    • With around 220 staff in its North Sydney office, UBank can scale those solutions to serve its 500,000 customers.
    • The first project the bank launched back in 2017 was RoboChat, a virtual agent trained to answer questions around home loan applications.
    • As well as giving customers self service tools, the bank has built RoboBrain, launched in March 2018, to aid its customer service team.”