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Dylan Azulay

Dylan is managing editor at Emerj. He holds a degree in English with an additional major in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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23 articles
How Lenders Can Win More Business with Machine Learning

How Lenders Can Win More Business with Machine Learning – with Jay Budzik of ZestFinance

We interviewed Jay Budzik, CTO at ZestFinance, about the business value of machine learning for auto lending. We speak with Budzik about how underwriting, lending, and credit scoring is evolving as a result of advances in machine learning – both in terms of new data sources, and more advanced algorithms. In addition, we talk about […]

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Information Extraction in Oil and Gas - Using AI to Find Oil

Information Extraction in Oil and Gas – Using AI to Find Oil

Oil and gas companies face many of the same challenges as large banks and established insurance firms when it comes to searching through their backlogs of documents. They want to use the data stored within these documents to make decisions on where to drill and determine whether or not they’re in compliance with laws and […]

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The Future of AI in Banking

The Future of Banking: AI, Fintech, and How Banks Can Survive Disruption

Artificial intelligence is transforming a variety of banking functions and allowing tech startups to compete with some of the largest banks for market share of key services, including lending and wealth management. Business news and media sites have been heralding the downfall of the banking industry as we know it because fintech companies are going […]

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Information Extraction in Insurance - Claims and Underwriting

Information Extraction in Insurance – Claims and Underwriting

Customer data is essential for insurance firms to stay competitive in the coming decade. Insurance companies at present have backlogs of data on past and existing customers in the form of policy agreements, applications, and claims forms. They’ve also collected millions of images showing car damage, property damage, and personal injuries. Patterns exist within this […]

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Information Extraction in Banking - Compliance, Contracts, and More

Information Extraction in Banking – Compliance, Contracts, and More

Large banks deal with millions of documents every day across their corporate offices and numerous branches. Although one might assume that these documents are digital, in many cases, even the largest banks store old physical documents in file cabinets and boxes off the bank’s premises, and even those that are kept on-site might be relegated […]

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AI for Attracting Millennial Insurance Customers - What's Possible

AI for Attracting Millennial Insurance Customers – What’s Possible

Machine learning has far-ranging applications in the finance space broadly from document digitization to document search, chatbots to fraud detection. The insurance space in particular, however, stands to benefit from AI and machine learning applications in a few unique ways. They could help insurance firms with a challenge that’s at the forefront of the insurance […]

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AutoML and How AI Could Become More Accessible to Businesses

AutoML and How AI Could Become More Accessible to Businesses

In the last year, interest in so-called “autoML” has risen greatly in part due to its promise of bringing artificial intelligence to businesses that have been blocked from accessing it due to its serious time, talent, and budget requirements. Although machine learning may still be widely unavailable to small businesses, medium-sized businesses may find that […]

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Artificial Intelligence in Finance - a Comprehensive Overview

Artificial Intelligence in Finance – a Comprehensive Overview

The finance sector has proven itself an early adopter of AI in comparison to other industries. As such, the applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in finance are myriad. Traders, wealth managers, insurers, and bankers are likely well aware of this in some form. That said, although they may hear about “AI” often online, […]

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When Will We Reach the Singularity? – A Timeline Consensus from AI Researchers

At Emerj, we pride ourselves on presenting objective information about the applications of artificial intelligence in industry. AI is applicable in a wide variety of areas—everything from agriculture to cybersecurity. However, most of our work has been on the short-term impact of AI in business. But what about the long-term? We’re not talking about next […]

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AI for Inventory Optimization in Retail

AI for Inventory Optimization in Retail

Episode Summary: This week we talk to Alejandro Giacometti, the data science lead at a company called EDITED, based in London. The company claims to help retailers with inventory optimization, and we speak with Giacometti about how artificial intelligence can be used to search the web for the product clusters and individual products of major […]

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