With advancement in technology, artificial intelligence, organisations outside the banking industry diversified and demystified financial services by targeting small & succinct margins in the space. These were organisations servicing millions of customers through broad distribution channels, be they mobile operators, mobile handset manufactures, retailers or on-line merchants. Integrating AI applications, such as IBM Watson and N26 with Siri
This is where fintech companies are successfully leveraging AI. FinTech companies with help of AI are finding cheap, easy and swift methods to apply the technology to an existing business problem at the same time many banks are failing to do so.
How come my bank knows what I am going to buy next, how come my internet browser offering me add on something which I was searching on google few minutes or days backs. How do they know my voice or can recognize my picture without any human intervention. Answer is much simpler then it looks or simpler then the complexity of out own thought process. Use of deep learning
infrastructure of the payment solution without having to worry about the currency or country I am in, the amount in my payment instrument, the service provider, the recipient, the time zone, the language, the nature of the transaction, or the payment amount. The consensus among experts is that this factor plays a significant role in the market’s growth over both the short and long term. Incorporating the category of payments made through mobile devices.
The elimination of physical cash from economy is feasible is purely a technological perspective or assumption. Our hard earned money and investments disappear into a labyrinth of financial instruments so mysterious that “money” almost becomes more of an idea than a tangible reality.
To draw a rough sketch of exaggerated scenario of how these two technologies (AI & FinTech) may interact with us in the future and what warrants the, perhaps perplexing, 2 super powers. AI’s Control systems are widely used. They govern how a simple thermostat adapts to a target temperature.
Similarly American insurance companies are coming up with insurance technology or Insurtech based on this childhood joke basing business cases on same concept, offering dental insurance and mouth insurance based on data taken from toothbrush tracking. Security & privacy is gone if security does not match the speed and pace. In the start of the post I mentioned technology is good and will happen without a doubt but other critical factors should also come along not only technology.
Abstract – A few years back, I had a fascinating discussion about Fintech. Today every 3rd if not 4th profile on LinkedIn is about FinTech Expert. Few days ago someone asked me a million dollar question “What is FinTech?” I was intrigued with such a small, simple question but found it difficult to answer this to a person who is not from those 4 people from linkedin. My simple briefing note to answer this question was, “Fintech is a technical tool to support financial services”, making it simple for everyone on this planet earth along with promoting idea of “Financial Services as a basic right for every human being”. Financial technology, also known as fintech, is an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial services more efficient. Why it is so inherently difficult to define the concept of Fintech, is because definitions change over time. Alternatively, traditional banking organizations are hindered by legacy operating systems, capacity to innovate, agility and technology expertise.
Despite the proclamations of some visionary Fintech founders, banks aren’t disappearing anytime soon. The engine under the hood of big banks — the compliance and money-transfer systems — are simply too difficult for any start-up to replace, which is why tech plays like Apple Pay are still built on top of existing bank systems and payment rails. To maintain the dominance they’ve enjoyed up to this point, however, banks need a radical redesign of their customer-facing assets. If banks fail to overhaul
MNO’s speed to achieve their goal to standardise, automate, digitise, remove boundaries by brining cross order financial/remittances service in form of payments, cash, airtime, paperless and online. At the same time banks are still in their canteens with their coffee mugs without any sign of worry but in reality all African banks face tough challenges from MNO’s & Fintech players.