The progress and promise (or threat?) of artificial intelligence will be covered in a session with futurist Mats Lewan on 30 March, the second day of PostTrade 360° Stockholm. As a teaser for the conference, read this article – our publication’s first one to be co-authored by a non-human.
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It just takes a few seconds, upon posting the question why one should read PostTrade 360°, before the already-famous ChatGPT engine starts typing out its response at rapid speed on its website:
“PostTrade 360 is a publication that covers the global post-trade industry, which includes everything from clearing to settlement to custody and collateral management,” it proclaims, before detailing its arguments to read us under four bullet points: 1. Stay informed, 2. Gain insights, 3. Network, and 4. Access to data.
An AI application among many
In post-trade processing such as at the back office of an asset manager or trading firm, artificial intelligence might be more efficiently applied in applications like data extraction or error spotting. For the purposes of this news desk, however, the capability of aggregating generalised views out there, into definite-sounding truths in plain English, is just spot-on. The artificial intelligence of ChatGPT has been developed based on data before 2021. It is thus not a current search engine, and not specifically aware that Mats Lewan will be speaking at the event. Even so, my new digital colleague has the confidence to make firm statements about the general benefits you could expect when you meet up.
Admittedly, it is with mixed feelings that I – a professional journalist since 30 years and this news site’s editor since its early days in 2019 – conclude that I probably couldn’t have said it better myself. So, let me quote the full response I received to my question “Why should I take part in the PostTrade 360° Stockholm conference?”. Here goes:
“Taking part in the PostTrade 360 Stockholm conference can offer several benefits:
1 . Networking: The conference provides a platform for professionals from the post-trade industry to come together and exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and network with peers. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and connect with industry leaders, experts, and colleagues.
2 . Knowledge sharing: The conference provides a platform for thought leaders to share insights and experiences on a wide range of topics relevant to the post-trade industry. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the latest trends, best practices, and regulatory developments that could impact your business.
3 . Professional development: Attending the conference can be a valuable professional development opportunity, as you can learn new skills and approaches, broaden your perspective, and gain exposure to new ideas and technologies.
4 . Stay up-to-date: The post-trade industry is constantly evolving, and attending the conference can help you stay current with the latest trends and developments. You’ll learn about new products, services, and technologies that could help your organization stay competitive.
5 . Business opportunities: The conference can provide opportunities to meet potential clients, partners, or collaborators. You may also gain insights into new markets or business models that could help your organization grow.
Overall, participating in the PostTrade 360 Stockholm conference can be a valuable investment of your time and resources, providing you with opportunities to network, learn, and grow professionally.”