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Artificial Intelligence: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this: It pores over global news reports, airline data, and animal disease outbreaks using natural language processing and machine learning techniques. The outputs from the platform are scanned by epidemiologists who sound the alert if they spot an outbreak.

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Hedge Funds: Bridgewater Co-CIO Is Bullish on Gold Prices
January 16, 2020

Bridgewater Co-CIO Greg Jensen believes that gold prices could hit $2,000 or more. Jensen told the Financial Times this week that geopolitical uncertainty and inflationary policies could press gold at least 30%…

Private Equity: AMP Capital’s Global Infrastructure Fund II (GIF II) Fund Closes with $3.4B Kitty
January 15, 2020

In an impressive encore, AMP Capital’s latest Global Infrastructure Fund II romped home with $3.4 billion, well-ahead of its targeted raise of $3 billion. The predecessor fund raised $2.4 billion…

Artificial Intelligence: Chinese Think Tank Doesn’t Think AI and Robots Will Destroy Jobs
January 15, 2020

The Chinese people need have no fears that their jobs would be taken over by artificial intelligence and robots says a government report. According to a report by The Chinese…

Digital Assets: Fidelity Digital Assets UK To Provide Bitcoin Custody Services to European Fund
January 15, 2020

The UK-regulated Nickel Digital Asset Management announced Tuesday it’s launch of the Nickel Digital Gold Institutional Fund, its second cryptocurrency offering. The digital assets of the fund will be secured…

Venture Capital: New, Boston-Based VC Firm to Target Insurtech and Fintech
January 15, 2020

Boston-based Brewer Lane Ventures is a newly minted venture capital firm that launched January 9. Brewer Lane is founded by John Kim, who was previously President and Chief Investment Officer…

Digital Assets: Two Blockchain Devices That Pressed The Right Buttons at CES 2020
January 15, 2020

Device security fanatics will welcome the blockchain based phone and camera. CES 2020 did – with innovation awards. The Consumer Electroncis Show (CES) 2020 at Las Vegas honoured the Blok…

The DailyAlts Playbook – A Ponzi Scheme that Bilked Berkshire Hathaway, Infrastructure Expectations, Larry Fink’s Climate Change Letter, and Bridgewater’s Take on Gold
January 15, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks a Ponzi Scheme that bilked Berkshire Hathaway, infrastructure expectations, Larry Fink’s climate change letter, and Bridgewater’s take on gold.

ESG: A Firm’s ESG Investments Could Launch a Virtuous Circle – ISS Report
January 15, 2020

There is a mutual cause-and-effect relationship between a firm’s ESG investments and its profitability, says a report by ISS ESG. ISS ESG is the responsible investing arm of Institutional Shareholder…

Artificial Intelligence: Ex-Goldman CIO Makes Leap to Healthcare
January 15, 2020

Marty Chavez walked away from Goldman Sachs in late 2019. Now, he’s sitting on the board of artificial intelligence startup Paige. The New York-based firm uses AI to detect, diagnose,…

Real Estate: Only 16% of Loans to Indian Real Estate is under “Severe Stress,” Says Report
January 14, 2020

Only 16% of Loans to Indian Real Estate is under “Severe Stress,” Says a Report from Anarock Capital. This statistic should be heartening news for beleaguered Indian real estate.