Top tips to get more out of AI

Efma feature

13 September 2017

Financial services firms can get to grips with the latest insight around artificial intelligence (AI) in Efma’s latest digest titled: ‘Getting ahead with AI: Transforming the future of financial services’.


The opportunities presented to retail financial services organisations around AI are huge. In fact, leading banks around the world agree that AI will become the primary way in which they will interact with their customers within the next three years. It seems likely that AI will revolutionise the way they gain information from and interact with customers, and may even become the face of their organisation or brand.

In light of this, we are delighted to announce the release of our latest digest publication titled ‘Getting ahead with AI: Transforming the future of financial services’, where we explore the latest artificial intelligence (AI) research and analysis from across the globe, bringing together the most important insight that will enable retail financial services firms to leverage exciting new technologies and turn their data into clear business advantage.

The report not only looks at the many new opportunities that AI technologies are presenting to financial services organisations, but also tackles the key challenges that are inhibiting success. It also showcases how some of the most pioneering enterprises are leveraging AI to great effect and explores the current state of play across different regions.

“Banks and insurers have an unprecedented opportunity to automate and transform their businesses through the innovative use of AI technologies,” explains Vincent Bastid, Efma’s CEO. “This Efma Digest aims to help financial services firms get to grips with current trends, meet new challenges and realise the massive potential that AI has to offer.”

The report concludes with four key recommendations that experts make to financial services firms who are looking to effectively exploit the value of AI. This advice includes focusing on filling the skills gap, investing and finding relevant partnerships, the need to become a cognitive bank, the importance of implementing the right mix of platform technologies, and lastly how important it is to never forget the human touch.

“While there is no such thing as a correct approach to the adoption of AI, there are a number of important considerations that should be made in order to realise the true potential of the technology,” Bastid concludes. “We hope that by bringing these recommendations together into a very accessible format, we will prevent financial services firms from making mistakes and help them become leaders in the sector.”  

Download a copy of the digest here

Keywords : Digital/Mobile channels , Robotics/AI

Geography : International