FactSet, Microsoft collaborate on voice-activated analytics

The data vendor has deployed machine learning across its ETF and fund screening datasets, and plans to interoperate with other big tech firms in the future.

How many clicks does it take for you to find what you’re looking for online? Five? 10? More? What if you could find exactly what you wanted with no clicks at all?

This was the idea behind FactSet’s voice-activated analytics, developed in collaboration with Microsoft. Trading firms have stockpiles of data at their disposal, but finding what they need quickly remains a challenge, says Chris Ellis, head of strategic initiatives at FactSet.

In a demo for WatersTechnology, the voice-enabled

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