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This session from the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference covers: Artificial intelligence: What is on the horizon and R&D; Integrating ethical behavior into the innovation life cycle; Practical applications for finance: Algorithmic trading, neural learning and the financial markets, fintech, Forensic Alpha Model, Governance Risk Model, and more.

About the Speaker(s)

Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom is a Swedish-born philosopher and polymath with a background in theoretical physics, computational neuroscience, logic, artificial intelligence, and philosophy. He is a professor at Oxford University, where he leads the Future of Humanity Institute as its founding director. Professor Bostrom is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias, Global Catastrophic Risks, Human Enhancement, and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, a New York Times bestseller that helped spark a global conversation about artificial intelligence. His work, which traverses philosophy, science, ethics, and technology, has illuminated the links between our present actions and long-term global outcomes, thereby casting a new light on the human condition. Professor Bostrom received a Eugene R. Gannon Award and was included on Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers list twice and on Prospect’s World Thinkers list. His writings have been translated into 28 languages. Professor Bostrom is a repeat TED speaker and has been interviewed more than 2,000 times for television, radio, and print media.

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Rumman Chowdhury

Rumman Chowdhury is global lead for responsible AI at Accenture Applied Intelligence, where she works with C-suite clients to create cutting-edge technical solutions for ethical, explainable, and transparent artificial intelligence. She is a TEDx speaker and a Forbes Tech contributing author. Dr. Chowdhury was named one of the BBC’s 100 Women for 2017, was recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top 40 under 40, and was inducted into the British Royal Society of the Arts (RSA). She is co-chair of the RSA’s Citizen AI Jury and an adviser to the UK House of Lords Parliamentary group on AI. Dr. Chowdhury advises and serves on the boards of multiple AI startups and funds. She is an AI mentor for Katapult Accelerator, an impact tech accelerator. Dr. Chowdhury is currently creating a refugee train-to-work program in coordination with the UN World Food Programme’s Tech for Food initiative. She founded Allai, a language analysis tool that helps analyze the outcomes of team meetings. Dr. Chowdhury holds two undergraduate degrees from MIT, a master’s degree in quantitative methods of the social sciences from Columbia University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of California, San Diego.

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Ophir Gottlieb

Ophir Gottlieb is the CEO and co-founder of Capital Market Laboratories. He is a former option market maker on the NYSE ARCA and CBOE exchange floors and a former hedge fund manager and lead trader for Governance Investors. Mr. Gottlieb has also served as the managing director of client services and algorithmic trading for Livevol Inc. He is the inventor of the Forensic Alpha Model (FAM) and a co-inventor of the Accounting and Governance Risk Model (AGR), both now owned commercially by MSCI. Mr. Gottlieb is also the inventor of the Fraud Swap, a derivative that swaps the risk of fraud out of a stock portfolio. He is one of the first scientists to identify deep learning and, in particular, neural networks as an approach to examining financial markets while also incorporating corporate governance. Mr. Gottlieb has contributed to the Wall Street Journal (Barron’s), Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney, MarketWatch, Business Insider, and Reuters on their professional terminals. He has been cited by various financial media sources and often appears on financial television shows. Mr. Gottlieb’s mathematics, measure theory, and machine learning background stems from his graduate work in mathematics at Stanford University.