Brave New World: Equity Investing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Tal Sansani - November 2018

Quarterly earnings conference calls are highly choreographed. Corporate executives frame financial results and future expectations in a positive light while investment analysts question these carefully parsed statements, attempt to read between the lines and use the new information to update their views of the company.

A silent listener has joined the discussions, a newcomer that without asking a single question is able to digest every word, take meticulous notes and quickly generate a detailed report. Meet your new Robo-Analyst.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the investment management industry and helping investors make better decisions by detecting meaningful relationships across volumes of complex data sources. The emergence of the Robo-Analyst on conference calls is just one example of this larger trend signifying a natural evolution and convergence of data, technology and investment competition.

Learn how American Century Investments’ Robo-Analyst leverages natural language processing and psycholinguistics to analyze the nuanced speaking patterns of conference call participants that may signal underlying challenges within the company.

Tal Sansani
VP & Sr. Quantitative Analyst
Disciplined Equity

Brave New World: Equity Investing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

November 2018: Investment Viewpoints

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