Adam McMurchie

Five years ago Adam talked here at ReWork on the future of AI in banking, he laid out a roadmap of things to come - previewing China’s Smile to Pay (which shortly after ballooned to 400 million users), smart contracts, personalised banking and other initiatives that have come to fruition. That said, Adam had also warned on the grave consequences of failure and significant challenges to arise both practical and regulatory which closely describes the state of quagmire we now find ourselves in.

From Alexa telling a 10-year old girl to touch a live plug with a penny, to regulatory breaches such as Uber test driving autonomous cars without state permission, running 6 red lights as a result.

Finance hasn’t been spared the controversy either, with multiple institutions losing significant wealth from poorly deployed AI, to colossal investment wastage by backing the wrong AI sectors.

In this talk Adam will share key insights & learnings on how organisations can better traverse these pitfalls by designing, building and deploying finance driven AI that is both sustainable and cost effective. He will also layout key milestones to enable future proofing imminent threats of supply chain failures and global talent shortages so that we can navigate the next five years of AI in finance with confidence.

Adam McMurchie is the Lead Cloud Data Engineer at NatWest. He was previously the leader in Devops and an A.I expert working in the banks SAO platform on the forefront of technology development in finance. With a broad exposure to a range of technologies, Adam drives an ethos of simplification, cloud agnosticism and specialises in spotting the next trends in fin tech. Additionally, Adam also has a background in science with a physics degree specialising in NeuroComputing and is a polyglot linguist & seasoned translator. Adam has pooled these skills to deliver full stack novel solutions from tensor flow driven mobile apps, to personalized banking chatbots. Adam also develops apps designed around the ethos of Social Utility, including Flood/Storm reporting, EV Vehicle bay monitoring and preservation of endangered languages.

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