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AI in Fintech Essential Training

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Overview

Learn about the opportunities that exist at the intersection of finance and technology. Explore specific applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance.

Roboadvisors, cryptocurrencies, and other technological innovations have been disrupting the finance world for years, challenging old ways of working with innovative new processes. There's even a word for the intersection of finance and technology: fintech. Curious about how fintech and the advancements it encompasses—namely, artificial intelligence (AI)—can affect your day-to-day work? If so, then this course is for you. Join Dr. Michael McDonald as he explores how fintech is changing the finance landscape, as well as how you can use AI in your banking or investment work. Discover how roboadvising works; explore borrowing and lending with online peer-to-peer (P2P) markets; learn how to evaluate the value of cryptocurrencies by building basic financial models with Excel; and more.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • How can AI help in financial tech?
1. The Changing World of Finance
  • What is Fintech?
  • Risk of disruption
  • Algorithmic trading and finance
  • Cryptocurrencies and blockchain
  • Bitcoin
  • AI in business
2. AI and Finance
  • What is AI?
  • How does AI work?
  • Optimization and AI
  • The future of AI
3. Roboadvising and Online Lending
  • The new world of online investing
  • How roboadvising works
  • Roboadvising portfolios
  • AI and its coming role in roboinvesting
  • Alternative investments in online investing
  • Borrowing and lending with online P2P markets
  • Evaluating risk in P2P lending
4. Cryptocurrencies and the Future of Money
  • What are cryptocurrencies?
  • What is a cryptocurrency worth?
  • Financial valuation models for cryptocurrencies
  • Algorithmic trading of cryptocurrencies
  • Return performance of different cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain, AI, and smart contracts
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Michael McDonald

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