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Description:  A hedge fund started by four young math wizards is using a branch of artificial intelligence, called “computer learning,” to make investment decisions. Rebellion Research’s four, 20-something-year-old partners explain how their computer program “thinks” up their strategy.

Source:  Marketwatch.com – video report

Date: 07/13/2010

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/a-look-inside-a-hedge-fund-black-box-trading/BFAFFD06-F76B-4AF3-B2D1-577D3300F2AD

Questions for discussion: 

  • What do you think of the concept of a “learning-based artificial intelligence software program” that determines investing decisions?
  • How different is this business model than others presented to investors?
  • Would you be inclined to invest funds with this firm because of their approach?
  • Why do you think some investors would be inclined not to invest with them because of their model?

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