ON THE AI FUTURE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
At Strands we're stacked full of FinTech experts of all stripes and colours, but did you know we have two in-house gurus on artificial intelligence and machine learning of our very own?
In the lead-up to the D-RAFT AI & Robotics Demo Day, we sat down with each of them to pick their brains about the future of AI and ML with a special banking twist. Thanks to the folks at Prowly for developing these incisive questions.
Before we get started with the interview, some introductions are in order...
Strands Co-Founder Dr. Marc Torrens is also our Chief Innovation Officer. His passion lies in overcoming new business challenges with state-of-the-art tech in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Visualization, Usability and Product Design.
Marc holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and an MSc in Computer Science from UPC. He is also a faculty member of the Business Analytics and Big Data Master Programme at the IE Business School in Madrid.
Pau Velando is the General Manager of Strands where he leads and coordinates business efforts worldwide. He is passionate about machine learning, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing.
Pau holds a degree in Industrial Engineering and a master in Machine Learning and natural language processing. He also holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona.
How is AI different today from, say, 20 years ago?