Alt Data Lends a Different Light to Coronavirus Impact

Smog, traffic data—even movie rentals—help analysts track economic effects of the virus.

Big data is already on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus. China’s authorities are using advanced technologies like thermal imaging and facial recognition to track infections and enforce quarantines. Now investors are putting similar technologies to work to analyze the financial impact of the epidemic.

Coronavirus fears caused markets to lurch more violently than at any time since the Lehman meltdown. In response, some firms are digging deep into data, unearthing non-traditional

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SEC squares off with broker-dealers over data analytics usage

The Gensler administration has ruffled feathers in the broker-dealer community with a new proposal seeking to limit their use of predictive data analytics. But at the heart of this deal is something far more seismic: one of the first attempts by the SEC to regulate AI.

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